Roses in the Ocean is very passionate about playing our part in developing the expertise of people with a lived experience of suicide. Everyone comes with their unique lived experience. Similarly, everyone brings their own special set of skills from their study, qualifications, work, or other life experiences. Harnessing and combining these skills and experience of suicide is what is needed to continue to inform, influence and enhance all aspects of suicide prevention.
Being a lived experience of suicide representative with an open mind and desire to continually learn from others leads to incredible opportunities to elevate your voice and insights. People with lived experience of suicide can and need to influence system reform, policy, and research, and lead the design of new services and innovative approaches to saving lives.
Our twelve month Lived Experience Professional Development Program aims to provide a range of opportunities for you to expand your knowledge of the suicide prevention sector, increase your skills, engage in interesting conversations and hopefully make connections with other people.