Peer CARE Companions
All Roses in the Ocean capacity-building workshops are lived experience informed, designed and delivered by professional facilitators who also have a personal lived experience of suicide.
Our Peer CARE Companion workshop is designed to assist people with a lived experience of suicide to see themselves as valuable contributors to suicide prevention and to appreciate what it takes to walk as a peer alongside someone needing support.
The two-day workshop teaches participants a range of skills that assist them to engage meaningfully and confidently with others who are in emotional pain and distress. The workshop also equips participants to understand the importance of daily wellbeing practices and to develop their own robust self-care plan.
Peer CARE Companions can provide one-on-one, face-to-face and telephone support and friendship focused on compassionate, non-judgemental connection and empathy, providing insight and practical suggestions to assist people come to navigate life through a range of experiences including as a carer of someone in crisis, suicide loss, or following suicidal thoughts and/or suicide attempt.
The Peer CARE Companions workshop is not designed to be a standalone peer support program for supporting people in suicidal crisis.