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
click the image to the right.
Individual and group support
Belong offers individual and group peer support for lgbtqiap+ identifying people who are experiencing mental health concerns and suicidal distress.
Belong peer workers are LGBTQ+ and have experience living with and working through mental health concerns. We take on a holistic approach to recovery and tailor support to your needs.
Our Belong groups at our Capalaba and Beenleigh centres run fortnightly. Our groups are an affirming space where people can connect with like minded people and can explore distress and come up with strategies. But it’s not always a heavy group! Every second meetup we go out as decided by the group – we’ve been out for some pampering, a meal. There is sometimes a cost associated with the group, but you would know this in advance.
To join our Belong groups or access individual support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our centre at Capalaba (07 3390 1116) or Beenleigh (07 3339 1599) and speak to a peer worker.
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.