External Opportunities for Lived Experience Involvement

At Roses in the Ocean, we endeavour to involve our Lived Experience Collective, and other people with a lived experience of suicide in various external research projects and surveys, share job opportunities within the sector, and notify you of any upcoming events that may be in your region for you to attend and support.

Below you will find all of the current opportunities, events and research projects.

What: Under the Radar – Help improve the support available for men having thoughts of ending their life.

The Black Dog Institute is currently looking for men who are having thoughts of ending their life to take part in an anonymous survey. Taking part will help them in their work to improve the support available, as they recognise the needs of many men have not been met, yet.

Where: Australia-wide (online survey)

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What: We are looking for participants bereaved by suicide across at least two generations in their family to take part in this research project conducted by the The University of Edinburgh. At least one needs to have happened within your lifetime.

This study aims to explore the stories we tell about our experiences of intergenerational suicide in our families. There is evidence to suggest that suicide runs in families across generations. Rather than researching underlying causes, this study explores what happens when suicide does run in families. How do we talk about it? How do we not? The study is also interested in getting beyond the well-rehearsed versions of our stories, to explore the things that may remain unspoken or out of awareness.

Where: Australia-wide (online)

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What: Participants needed to develop guidelines for involving young people with a lived experience of suicide and/or self-harm in suicide prevention research for Centre for Youth Mental Health (Orygen).

What’s the study about?
Involving young people with a lived experience of suicide and/or self-harm in suicide prevention research helps to make sure that interventions and services developed from the research are youth-friendly and relevant to the real-life experience of young people.

However, a lack of knowledge about how to support and work with young people with lived experience prevents many suicide prevention researchers from involving young people as partners in their work, even though research tells us that it is safe to include young people as participants and partners in suicide research.

Where: Australia-wide (online survey)

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What: The University of Melbourne are looking for people with lived experience of suicide to take part in a study to help us develop guidelines on collaboration between people with lived experience and suicide researchers in designing and conducting suicide research in Australia.

Where: Australia-wide (online study)

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What: Everymind is currently recruiting participants for a number of focus groups exploring communications through the use of imagery and language regarding mental health and wellbeing, mental illness, suicide, self-harm and alcohol and drug use. Participants will be asked to share their views about safe, inclusive, and non-stigmatising public representations of mental health issues, suicidal behaviour and alcohol and other drugs.

A diverse range of participants are being sought for this research, with a particular focus on people with professional or personal experience of suicide.

Where: Australia-wide (online)

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* If you have questions about any of the above opportunities or projects, please contact the organisation involved directly. Thank you.