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 is now 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

These co-design committees aim to understand Australians’ real-life experiences of suicidality and self-harm as part of feedback on the NSW Towards Zero Suicide Initiatives. These committees will look at important issues identified by the co-designers and BEING members. Each committee will come together for 10 co-design online sessions to discuss current policies and services, mental health system reform and the advocacy needed to bring about positive change for people across NSW! Please note these are not peer support groups but are spaces to advocate and contribute to change*

Click here for more on the Suicide Advocacy Co-design Committee

Click here for more on the Self-Harm Advocacy Co-design Committee

Committees not your thing? Click here to share your thoughts through completing our short survey!

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