Professional development

Developing expertise from experience.

Developing experience into expertise ensures succession planning for the lived experience of suicide movement.

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 be partners in system reform, policy, and research, and lead the design of new services and innovative approaches to saving lives.

Our Lived Experience Professional Development Program provides a range of opportunities for people to further explore and develop their ability to combine their skills and experience of suicide to into a sophisticated expertise contributing to the specific areas of suicide prevention aligned with their interests, skills sets and passions.

Our 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 make connections with other people. The Program consists of a number of opportunities including:

  • Future Leaders – a 12 month structured leadership program (coming soon)
  • Co-chair Skills Development – a 6 session program designed to develop skills of those leading groups
  • Professional Development webinar series
  • LE Designated Role Community of Practice (coming soon)

Professional Development Opportunities

Future Leaders

A twelve-month program of professional development, mentoring, exposure to strategic advisory opportunities and a community engagement project designed to support emerging leaders in the lived experience of suicide movement. Expression of Interest process commencing 2023.

Co-chair Skill Development Series

Supporting lived experience group co-chairs to effectively engage the group, maintain momentum, and successfully work closely with their local/regional organisational lead representatives.
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Professional Development Webinar Series

A series of webinars to support individuals and organisations, the sector, workplaces, services and government to integrate and partner with people with lived experience of suicide.
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LE Designated Role Community of Practice

Providing the space for people working in designated lived experience roles to connect, share learnings and explore the challenges and opportunities presenting themselves in these emerging roles. Commencing 2023.