The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care has engaged Roses in the Ocean and Folk to facilitate a national co-design process to develop National Best Practice Guidelines for the enhancement and establishment of postvention, aftercare and distress brief support services.
This co-design supports the significant investment in suicide prevention activities, co-funded by the Commonwealth, state and territory Governments, as outlined in the each of the bilateral agreements.
The co-design process will run across the country through to 30 June 2023. The co-design is centred around the voice of lived experience to inform the guidelines. Community-led organisations supporting priority populations will also be contributing, and existing service providers and commissioning bodies will draw on their first-hand experience to explore areas of opportunity to enhance and strengthen current models. This co-design builds on the good work currently underway in some regions and recent evaluation and co-design that have occurred in the aftercare and postvention spaces.
We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for face-to-face sessions for people with a lived experience of suicide relevant to the services funded in the states bilateral agreement, and for online sessions allowing contribution to the national conversation. Further information on dates, locations and times can be found here.
We will be inviting community-led organisations, the service sector and commissioning bodies to relevant sessions across May and June 2023.
For further information, please reach out to Crystal Paniccia, Head of Priority Populations and Partnerships, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A flyer (.pdf) is available to help promote this co-design process.
Disclaimer: This article was provided by Roses in the Ocean. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.