About the Program
BEING – Mental Health Consumers has been funded by the NSW Government as part of the Towards Zero Suicides initiative to pilot the Suicide Support and Awareness Program (SSAP). As a part of this program, we are offering peer-led and co-designed support groups specifically tailored for people who identify as having mental health issues and suicidal crisis such as attempts or thoughts. The Suicide Peer Support Groups will be closed and confidential meetings operating once a week for a three-month period. Each group will provide for a culturally safe and trauma informed space where conversations on suicidality can be explored and supported by peers, people who have their own experiences with mental health issues and suicidal crisis, and have been through similar issues.
Information for support group participants
Stay tuned for further information on how to participate in the Suicide Peer Support Groups. In the meantime, please register your interest below.
Information for Peer Facilitators
As a consumer organisation, BEING – Mental Health Consumers is looking for people who have their own personal experience of living with suicidal thoughts and/or attempts and who identify as living with mental health issues to be trained as Peer Facilitators for this new and exciting program. As a Peer Facilitator, you will use your own experiences to inspire hope and recovery for others, while guiding group discussions around suicidal experiences and other forms of emotional distress.
For more information on the Peer Facilitator role and to apply click here.