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Suicide Prevention Advisory Group

We are establishing a Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG) to enable people with lived experience of suicide to have input into suicide prevention policy and initiatives.

Why is this important?

The purpose of the LEAG is to provide ongoing advice in relation to lived experience of suicide perspectives across suicide prevention policy in Queensland and to promote, support, co-design and co-produce key suicide prevention projects across the Commission and the Queensland Government more broadly.

Membership will include people who have a lived experience of suicide. There will be two co-chairs who have a lived experience of suicide, and the agenda will be co-designed with the co-chairs and the Commission.

Roses in the Ocean is coordinating recruitment on behalf of the Commission, and we are seeking expressions of interest from people who are interested in becoming a member of the LEAG.

This will be an opportunity where your voice, insight and wisdom will be supported to guide suicide prevention initiatives across Queensland.

How does this support reform? 

A priority of the Shifting minds strategic plan is to drive reform through strategic leadership by developing systemic responses that support the effective engagement and participation of people with a lived experience in policy, planning and governance.

Working together is an action area of the Every life suicide prevention plan.

How to apply

The Commission is seeking a diverse group of Queenslanders with a lived experience of suicide and who have an interest in using their experience to inform suicide prevention planning and implementation in Queensland.

This includes First Nations people, people from rural and regional areas, people who are LGBTIQA+, young people, and people from a culturally and linguistically
diverse background.

This opportunity will suit people with:

  • a lived experience of suicide, through experience of suicidal thoughts, surviving a suicide attempt, supporting a loved one through suicidal crisis, or who has been bereaved by suicide
  • knowledge and experience of interacting with the service system in Queensland
  • an ability to think strategically, or who have been involved in strategic planning previously
  • an interest in developing a mechanism for suicide prevention system advocacy in Queensland
  • committee experience, as either a member or co-chair.

When considering this opportunity, please read this information from Roses in the Ocean about your readiness to be involved in suicide prevention to support you to make an informed decision.

Conditions of service


Members will be remunerated in accordance with our Paid Participation Policy.

Time commitment

The LEAG will meet quarterly over the 12-month period for half-day sessions held virtually. Prior to commencement, LEAG members will be supported to attend lived experience capacity building training provided by Roses in the Ocean both online and face-to-face in Brisbane.

Training workshops

Voices of In-Sight

Friday 26 – Saturday 27 May 2023

Brisbane, Queensland

Our Voice in Action

Friday 16 – Saturday 17 June 2023

Online via Zoom

Voices of In-Sight speakers training is a unique opportunity to reflect on your lived experience and learn how to share your personal story for greatest impact and influence. Roses in the Ocean will work alongside you to help you discover the components of your lived experience of suicide that can help others and present your insights in a meaningful way.

Our Voice in Action is designed to develop specific skills for impactful engagement in suicide prevention activities. It provides a framework to explore your lived experience and discover how it can be combined with other skills to have the greatest influence and meaning.

Register now

To register your interest in being a member of the Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Advisory Group, please complete the online expression of interest form

Applications close on 23 April 2023.

A Roses in the Ocean team member will call you to discuss this opportunity in more detail and help you determine your readiness to be involved.

If you require assistance to complete the online form, please call Roses in the Ocean on 1300 411 461 for assistance.