People with lived experience of suicide are invited to participate in a national co-design project.
Through online co-design sessions you will collectively develop best practice principles and service model guidelines for the development and strengthening of services for people experiencing emotional distress/crisis, following a suicide attempt, and for people bereaved through suicide.
- design of national best practice aftercare guidelines that can be used to inform the development of local services to meet the needs of diverse communities across Australia
- strengthening of national postvention services to ensure national best practice postvention guidelines to meet the needs of diverse communities across Australia
- development of national Distress Brief Support Model for trial, including principles, training and operating guidance
*Your wisdom and contribution to this project is most valued, and you will be compensated at $430 for full day Face to Face sessions. There also will be compensation for online sessions at $258 per session.
Payment, in the form that suits your circumstances, will be administered by Folk and will be arranged following each session.
Please note, co-design discussions will occur with community-led organisations and the suicide prevention sector separately. Details on this aspect of the process will be released soon.
In order to provide a safe and supportive environment for participants, all sessions are delivered by two facilitators with a personal lived experience of suicide and have scheduled breaks. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more information about deciding whether you are ready to participate in this project.
Universal Co-design Services
|Aftercare||A service that offers support after a person has made a suicide attempt. Participants in this co-design would be people with a: Lived experience of suicide attempt; Lived experience of supporting a loved one after a suicide attempt|
|Postvention||A service that supports people who have lost a loved one to suicide, or been impacted by suicide. Participants in this co-design would be people with a: Lived experience of bereavement through suicide.|
|Distress Brief Support Model||A service that supports people in emotional distress or suicidal crises. Participants in this co-design would be people with a: Lived experience of suicidal crises; Lived experience of emotional distress; Lived experience of supporting a loved one through emotional distress or suicidal crisis|
On the tabs below, select the service that represents your lived experience (as in the above table), and then choose the best workshop option for you to contribute your experience to. In the Northern Territory you have the opportunity to contribute to the Aftercare and Postvention services online only. If you are unable to attend an online session, you may wish to register to participate through a feedback loop survey. This option will be provided in the Expression of Interest form.
You can also contribute to the national best practice guidelines online for the Aftercare, Postvention and Distress Brief Support Model.
- Aftercare National (online)
- Tuesday 4 April, 10am – 1pm (AEST) – Completed
- Tuesday 9 May, 10am – 1pm (AEST) – Completed
- Tuesday 6 June, 5:30pm – 8:30pm (AEST) – Completed
- Postvention National (online)
- Wednesday 5 April, 10am – 1pm (AEST) – Completed
- Thursday 11 May, 10am – 1pm (AEST) – Completed
- Thursday 8 June, 5:30pm – 8:30pm (AEST) – Completed
- Distress Brief Support Model National (online)
- Wednesday 26 April, 10am – 1pm (AEST) – Completed
- Thursday 25 May, 10am – 1pm (AEST) – Completed
- Wednesday 14 June, 5:30pm – 8:30pm (AEST) – Closed