Voices of Insight

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.

The Voices of In-Sight speakers program is a highly reflective, facilitated process where you are afforded the gift of time… time to reflect and explore your own story, time to connect with others who have walked in similar shoes, time to hear different perspectives of suicide, and time to develop a structured, well messaged story that will have a positive impact on whoever has the privilege of hearing it.

On completion of this two-day program, you can expect to be able to:

  • Identify the key messages within your lived experience story others can benefit from
  • Appreciate the wide range of lived experience perspectives, and the wisdom they offer.
  • Communicate your story using appropriate language and safe content.
  • Apply the VOI-S story structure to create an impactful speech and share your personal insights, understanding ways in which you can adjust your story for a variety of audiences.
  • Implement your self care plan and recognise its importance.
  • Incorporate current suicide prevention knowledge, statistics and activity into presentations

What happens after the program?

What happens after the program? On completion of the program, you will continue to work on your story with the Facilitators and your Roses in the Ocean Mentor until you are ready to present it to a ‘friendly audience’. You are then ready to receive your Roses in the Ocean Speakers Hub resource kit to assist you in playing an active role within your local community

Who is the program for?

Voices of In-Sight is for people with a lived experience of suicide who are interested and ready to share their story publicly – be that through organised speaking engagements or incidental conversations. Previous public speaking experience is not necessary. Completion of the Our Voice in Action program is preferable but not compulsory.