Our approach to supporting people experiencing suicidal distress
PAUSE (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. We have been delivering this program since 2017 and have worked with over 600 people. We respond to around 240 referrals each year!
What we do:
sitting with and listening is the main thing we do and we do it well
supporting the person to find some idea as what needs to change
The lovely people at Griffith University's Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) have completed the evaluation of our PAUSE program. To read, please click on the PAUSE logo to your right.
BELONG - 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 group at Capalaba runs fortnightly on Thursday evenings. This group is 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 group 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 BIG RED centre at Capalaba (07 3390 1116) 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. Our peer workers are available Thursday through Sunday evenings to support people who attend the Emergency Department in distress.
For further information contact Nick