Lived Experience

LIVED EXPERIENCE AT SUICIDE PREVENTION AUSTRALIA

Lived experience is central to everything we do at Suicide Prevention Australia. Working with people who have lived experience of suicide allows us to better represent our members’ views and experiences to government and other external groups.

People with lived experience are uniquely placed to inform how we can support people through a crisis.

A lived experience of suicide can range from suicidal thoughts, surviving a suicide attempt, caring for someone through crisis, being bereaved by suicide or being touched by suicide in any way.

LIVED EXPERIENCE PANEL

The Lived Experience Panel was established in 2019 and we draw upon panel members for a variety of activities.

During the year we will be talking to our members, including the Lived Experience Panel, and advocating for practical solutions that will save lives.

Members of the Lived Experience Panel supports Suicide Prevention Australia by:

  1. Providing input into the development of policy and policy document review
  2. Participation in committees
  3. Training/conference/webinars
  4. Providing input into suicide prevention service design

Currently Lived Experience Panel members are involved in the following Suicide Prevention Committees and working groups:

Suicide Prevention Australia Board:

  • Graeme Holdsworth

Regional committees:

  • Vic/Tas: Mark Davis, Graeme Holdsworth, Alison Salisbury
  • NSW/ACT: Jenny Smith
  • QLD/NT: Rosiel Elwyn, Lidia di Lembo
  • SA/WA: Stefani Caminiti

Policy Position statements:

  • Youth: Stefani Caminiti
  • Loneliness/Social Isolation: Alison Salisbury
  • Veterans: Nikki Jamison
  • Postvention to Prevention: Stefani Caminiti, Alison Salisbury
  • Policy Platform: Jorgen Gullestrup
  • Policy Committee: Graeme Holdsworth
  • Life Award Committee: Stefani Caminiti, Tracey Stevens

Nominated by Suicide Prevention Australia to external committees:

  • National Suicide Data Monitoring: Mark Davis, Jenny Smith, Nerida Volker

Suicide Prevention Australia remembers those we have lost to suicide and acknowledges the suffering suicide brings when it touches our lives. We are brought together by experience and are unified by hope.

Panel Members

Suicide Prevention Australia Lived Experience Panel Members

Tanya Blazewicz

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STEFANI CAMINITI

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LEILANI DARWIN

MARK DAVIS

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LIDIA DI LEMBO

Rosiel Elwyn

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ERIN HALLIGAN

GRAEME HOLDSWORTH

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NIKKI JAMIESON

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INGRID OZOLS AM

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GRENVILLE ROSE

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ALISON SALISBURY

JENNY SMITH

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TRACEY STEVENS

NERIDA VOLKER

PAMELA WILLIAMS

LINDY ZILLMAN

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