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In Expanding the Suicide Prevention Peer Workforce: An Urgent and Rapid Solution to Australia’s Suicide Prevention Challenge, Roses in the Ocean is calling for a national prioritisation of suicide prevention peer work so that:

  • people in distress can easily and quickly find support without needing to first access clinical services
  • pressure on over-stretched emergency departments, phone lines and Medicare-funded services is reduced
  • and the economic cost of suicide is decreased.

For suicide prevention peer work to be sustainable and effective, supportive strategies are needed within organisations employing peer workers. A substantial increase in the availability of peer workers is needed alongside the reform of services to ensure compassionate work environments and well informed managers and executives.