Roses in the Ocean is committed to supporting the members of our Lived Experience Collective. We invite them to access two main avenues for ongoing connection and support.
Our Mentoring Call Back Service
The Collective’s closed facebook page
All of our Mentors have their own lived experience of suicide and have been actively involved in suicide prevention activity for some time.
Mentoring involves one-on-one phone conversations, texts or emails, depending on how the person wishes to connect. Ongoing Mentoring ensures members are supported as they develop their skills and contributions within suicide prevention.
The Collective’s closed Facebook page provides members the opportunity to maintain connections, expand their perspectives on suicide, and reach out to anyone who expresses distress, in a safe online environment managed by Roses in the Ocean mentors and staff.
We also recognise that our Mentors require support and ongoing skill development, and as such are provided with opportunities to connect with each other and for furtherskill development to assist them in their roles. They also have access to clinical supervision provided by Roses in the Ocean through partner relationships.
To access the Mentoring Call Back Service members can call 1300 411 461, and we will arrange a call back from a trained Roses in the Ocean Mentor.
Our Roses in the Ocean Mentors are able to:
Provide support and guidance to assist you prepare for a meeting/ workshop
Debrief after any activity where you have ultised your lived experience to contribute
Assist in refining your lived experience story
Prepare for media interviews – print, radio or TV
Brainstorm ideas for your lived experience engagement
People who have completed lived experience training with Roses in the Ocean are able to request a call back from one our wonderful Mentors.
We look forward to being able to continue to support the wonderful contributions you make to suicide prevention through your lived experience of suicide.
Become a Roses in the Ocean Mentor
Role and Responsibilities
The role of the Roses in the Ocean Mentor is to provide guidance and support to members of the Lived Experience Collective through a Mentoring Call Back Service.The people they mentor will have completed one or more Roses in the Ocean lived experience capacity building programs, and may be engaging in suicide prevention activities and initiatives of varying nature and frequency.
Roses in the Ocean Mentors do not provide counselling services but rather refer people to their relevant support networks and other appropriate resources if required.
Pre-requisites and How to Apply
All Roses in the Ocean Mentors must have a lived experience of suicide as defined by Roses in the Ocean and have participated in at least one of our lived experience capacity building programs.