news & events 

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Belong training in Beenleigh!

Our Belong team will be offering 2 workshops in Beenleigh over June.  

Belong training is developed and delivered by lived experience peer workers.  The workshop is designed to increase capacity to create affirming spaces and practice when supporting and working with LGBTIQIAP+ people. We hope to fill knowledge gaps and increase the confidence and skill of people to work with members of the LGBTIQIAP+ community. 

 

This event is funded by the Logan City Council for people and organisations who live, work and volunteer in the Logan catchment area.

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Brook RED 2021 Annual General Meeting

Brook RED's AGM will be held on Tuesday 21st December 2021.

Documents for the meeting can be accessed by the below buttons:

Alternatives to Suicide : alt2su group commencing in November

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Alt2su groups are a peer led, non-clinical and confidential space where people can talk about, sit with and make sense of suicidal experiences, thoughts and distress. Together we find strength in collective wisdom and make space for the sharing of experiences.

Our first alt2su group will be commencing Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 6:30 - 8:00pm at 

Thrillhouse Tattoo, 559 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill.  Groups will be held fortnightly, on the following dates:  

3/11/21

17/11/21

1/12/21

15/12/21

No referrals are required, please just turn up on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm and you will be welcomed.

Our Supporting people in suicidal distress page has more info about the group.  If your questions aren't answered there, please email kateo@brookred.org.au or telephone (07) 3343 9282

Counselling : from a lived experience perspective
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We are delighted to announce the establishment of a counselling service!

Our experienced peer worker and qualified counsellor will be offering appointments one day per week for individual counselling and for supervision of lived experience and human services workers.

Visit the relevant page for further information regarding availability and fees

Counselling : from a lived experience perspective

Supervision and practice reflection : utilising a lived experience perspective

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Brook RED in partnership with National PHN Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network

(MHLEEN) are hosting a Dialogue Conference. The conference will be a primarily face-to-face event, with a virtual element as an option to attend via Zoom.

 

Registrations are now open for those who wish to attend face-to-face, or alternatively virtually for those who are unable to attend in person.

Key themes for the day are around: 
 

  • Self-care and Self-development for peer practice

  • Co-reflection and Supervision of peer practice

There will be key lived experience leaders presenting & answering questions in a panel. There will be updates & information on Lived Experience professional development and training available in Australia as well as showcasing best practice. T

 

Date:                  Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Duration:             9.00am – 4.30pm

In person:          Events on Oxlade, 50 Oxlade Drive, New Farm, Brisbane, QLD

Tickets:               $385

Online:               Zoom Registration 

Tickets:               $150 

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Princess Alexandra Hospital Crisis Support Space

Brook RED are excited to partner with Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service as the peer support provider at the Princess Alexandra Hospital's newly opened Crisis Support Space! The space is collaboratively run by two peer workers from Brook RED and one mental health clinician from MSAMHS.  Our peer workers are available Thursday through Sunday evenings to support people who attend the Emergency Department in suicidal distress
 
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PAUSE Evaluation


The lovely people at Griffith University's Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) have completed the evaluation of our amazing PAUSE program and you should give it a read!  PAUSE works with Logan Hospital Emergency Department in Queensland Australia and provides community-based peer support to people who have presented to the Emergency Department experiencing suicidal distress.  Click the PAUSE logo to the left or here to access the report.