Suicide and Self-Harm Advocacy

About the previous BEING Suicide Support and Awareness  Program

The BEING Suicide Support and Awareness Program was a Peer Support Group program co-designed by, with and for people living with mental health issues and suicidal crisis and/or thoughts across NSW. This was initially funded as a pilot program by NSW Health as part of the Towards Zero Suicides initiative. We would like to thank NSW Health for their generosity and recognition of the power that peer support offers people who live with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts. The Suicide Support and Awareness Peer Support Groups are now closed.

BEING has finished recruiting individuals with lived experience of suicidality or self-harming to join our new Suicide Advocacy Co-design and Self-Harm Advocacy Co-design Committees

The two co-design committees are currently working to develop ‘advocacy tools’ respectively to contribute to mental health positive system change, as part of feedback on the NSW Towards Zero Suicide Initiatives. Each committee will continue to come together for 10 co-design sessions to discuss developing their advocacy tools and we look forward to sharing updates and outcomes from these co-design committees which are due to finish in March 2024.

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Lifeline 13 11 14
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