FEELING SAFE BACK AT HOME
Paid opportunity: Improving discharge and follow up processes in Western Australia for people who have attempted suicide, their carers, supporters and family.
- Have you, or someone you support, used a mental health service in the metropolitan area in the past few years following a suicide attempt?
- Do you have practical ideas about improving the discharge and follow up processes for people who have attempted suicide and their family members?
This is a difficult topic. Before applying, we ask you to consider how you might feel about being in a workshop where you will be reflecting on and talking about your personal experience. We will make the workshop as solutions-focused as we can. We will value the knowledge and experience that you bring. We will have break out rooms and people available to talk to.
Why we are doing this.
People have told us that the system doesn’t always work for them. The purpose of the workshop is to develop a resource for government and services on how to improve post-discharge supports for people who have attempted suicide, their families and carers, based on people’s personal experiences of what helps. No information that identifies you will be shared without your permission. The report produced will not include names of individuals.
Your involvement will be three hours of participation at a workshop. The workshop will be run by a facilitator with support from the WA Suicide Prevention Network partners.
We are asking people to share their views on priorities for improvement and to provide feedback on questions. You will need to feel able to participate in small group discussions and activities.
One workshop of three hours on Thursday 22nd February 5.15pm to 8.15pm in Northbridge
Free parking will be available and the location is near a train station.
We value your input. You will be paid at a rate of $35 per hour for three hours.
How to apply:
Please complete the questions attached (click here to download form) and email your response to Donna Turner
Donna.firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 12th February 2018.
Are you ready to talk? – Sometimes it may be soon to talk – The attached support document may help you decide.
Our network partners are also available to help you with the application process:
Donna Turner at HelpingMinds 9427 7100 email@example.com
Ellie Carr at Lifeline WA firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Banks at CoMHWA P: 9258 8911 E: email@example.com
Bronwyn at Roses in the Ocean P: 1300 411 461
Catherine Colvin at Office of Multicultural interests P: 6551 8700
Application to participate in a project to identify the needs of people who have attempted suicide who are being discharged from a mental health service (this includes a Mental Health Unit, Community Mental Health Service, Emergency Department or a Step-Up Step-Down facility).