To save lives and reduce emotional distress and pain.
To empower people with lived experience of suicide to inform, influence and enhance suicide prevention.
Roses in the Ocean exists to save lives and reduce emotional distress and pain.
We do this by informing, influencing and enhancing suicide prevention through the lived experience and supporting organisations to effectively and meaningfully engage lived experience expertise.
Our focus is on
Providing critical lived experience resources and expertise.
Building a trained and supported Lived Experience “Workforce”.
Facilitating their meaningful involvement in suicide prevention activities.
Leading the evolution of engaging lived experience.
We value LIFE itself. We cherish and embrace the journey that is life. We deeply value the diversity of individuals with lived experience of suicide who touch upon our lives, and the lives of others, in the most profound of ways.
We value lifelong LEARNING and the opportunity for people to learn from those with lived experience. We acknowledge that we are in a constant state of learning, and we respectfully provide every individual with the opportunity to learn, share and grow within themselves and with each other.
We value our own and others’ physical, emotional and mental HEALTH and wellbeing. A healthy life and positive behaviours make a difference to our general wellbeing. We are committed to creating safe environments that promote positive mental health, happiness and contentment.
We value CONNECTIONS among individuals and groups that are based in authentic, honest and respectful exchanges and interactions. The best things in life are shared with those we care about.
We value OPEN and HONEST communications that break silences, advance discussion and challenge paradigms. We will be open, honest, brave and unapologetic in how we discuss suicide.
We thrive on COLLABORATION and encourage individual and inter-functional cooperation in order to build enriching, cooperative, and empowering relationships within a group who are committed to one another and a common purpose.
We value HUMILITY, empathy and respect, acknowledging our own and others varied knowledge and skills, and lived experiences of suicide, and the limitations of each.
We value the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders practice of DEEP LISTENING. An almost spiritual skill based on respect, deep listening is inner quiet, still awareness, and waiting.