The NSW Government acknowledges people with lived experience of suicide and the critical role they have to play in co-designing and informing the development and implementation of safe and appropriate suicide prevention services.
Lived Experience Advisory Group and training
The NSW Ministry of Health has established a Lived Experience Advisory Group to inform the statewide co-design of the Towards Zero Suicides Initiatives. Roses in the Ocean, the national lived experience of suicide organisation, was engaged to bring this group together.
Local training of people with lived experience of suicide is being made available in local health districts across NSW. People with lived experience of suicide have an important role in providing advice and guidance on the development of many of the Towards Zero Suicides initiatives at the district level, and in particular, the co-design of the Zero Suicides in Care, Alternatives to Emergency Departments and Suicide Prevention Outreach Teams initiatives. Roses in the Ocean is also providing this training at the district level.
If you would like to find out more about lived experience of suicide and the development of advisory groups, please visit Roses In the Ocean.