Supporting people in suicidal distress
Peer, Acceptance, Support, Understanding, and Empathy
PAUSE provides community-based peer support to people who have presented to the Logan Hospital Emergency Department experiencing suicidal distress.
PAUSE has been successfully working with the Logan Hospital Emergency Department (Metro South Hospital and Health Service) since 2017 and have supported over 600 people since the project began. We respond to approximately 240 referrals each year!
The PAUSE program has been positively evaluated by Griffith University's Australian
Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP). To read the evaluation, please
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Crisis Support Space
Princess Alexandra Hospital
We are excited to partner with Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service as peer provider at the PA Hospital's newly opened Crisis Support Space.
Support in the Crisis Support Space is tailored to the individual. Supports may include:
sensory tools and other tools/worksheets to promote self-regulation
providing a calming atmosphere, allowing a safer space to connect and explore distress
formal or informal future-focused strategy building to maintain safety and wellbeing
referrals to services as appropriate, to support the individual and their specific circumstances
wellbeing (or safety) planning
offering hospitality - snacks, beverages, friendly conversation to ease into the space
Our peer workers are available Thursday through Sunday evenings to support people who attend the Emergency Department in distress.
Alternatives to Suicide : alt2su
The Alternatives to Suicide approach was developed in 2008 by the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (now called The Wildflower Alliance). "Alt2Su" is about openly exploring the meaning behind thoughts of suicide and feelings of distress, as well as what might be worth living for.
The Alternatives to Suicide Charter, created by the Wildflower Alliance, lays out the principles and guidelines of running Alternatives to Suicide support groups.
Brook RED's alt2su group is 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 making space for the sharing of experiences.
Groups are held from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Thrillhouse Tattoo, 559 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill. Groups are held every Wednesday.
No referrals are required, please just turn up and you will be welcomed.
For any further information, please email email@example.com or call (07) 3343 9282