About Bronwen Edwards

Biography: Chief Executive Officer and founder of Roses in the Ocean, with 9 years’ experience in providing Lived Experience advice, support and services for suicide prevention.

Bronwen holds a number of advisory roles including: Chair, International Association Suicide Prevention Special Interest Group – Lived Experience; Co-Chair, Queensland Suicide Prevention Health Taskforce 2016-2020; LE Advisor, Black Dog Institute National Suicide Prevention Advisory; Member, Partners in Prevention Advisory QFMH; Member, National Safe Spaces Network – Expert Advisory Group; Member, Technical Advisory Group – Adult Mental Health Centres; NSW Ministry of Health Towards Zero Suicides Implementation Committee.

A fierce advocate for the development of lived experience designed and led, non-clinical alternatives to care, Bronwen is passionate about empowering others with a lived experience of suicide to contribute their unique insights to its prevention. She strives to keep her feet in the grassroots, her head in the strategic influencing space, and her heart very much on her sleeve.