What is Lived Experience?
Why is it important to share lived experience of suicide?
Preparing to speak safely
Planning to talk to the media
What questions are difficult to answer?
opportunities and roles within Roses in the Ocean
Often after someone has completed Roses in the Ocean training, and been actively using their lived experience in suicide prevention activities, they are keen to become involved with us. Some of our members have become:
Mentors – providing guidance to people as they engage in suicide prevention activities as a lived experience of suicide representative, speaker etc
Screeners – part of our best practice recruitment process, our screeners assist people determine their readiness to become involved and join a program
Facilitators – Roses in the Ocean programs and workshops are unique, many say they are unlike anything they have experienced before. Our facilitators all have lived experience of suicide and undergo rigorous training and on the job development.
Speakers – we are often asked for our wonderful lived experience speakers who have been provided with exceptional training through the ‘Voices of In’Sight’ program to share their insights safely, appropriately and with impact.