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Business owners and senior leaders are invited to a breakfast event to officially launch the LifeSpan Newcastle Suicide Prevention Business Strategy. 

Come along to find out more about the important role your business can play in preventing suicide and how a small investment in suicide prevention workplace training can empower your staff to support one another, and build their capability to respond to someone in need.

Event details

Tuesday 27 March 2018
7:15 - 8:30am
NOAH'S On the Beach, Newcastle
Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle

This event is free to attend and open to business owners, CEO's, executives, directors, senior managers and leaders in the Newcastle business sector.

Complete the form below to RSVP your attendance.

Interested, but unable to attend?

Register your details with our LifeSpan Newcastle Coordinator to receive information about the LifeSpan Newcastle Business Strategy and how your business can get involved in suicide prevention.

A light breakfast will provided at the event. Please note any special dietary requirements.

This event is proudly supported by:

Guest speakers

Bob Hawes

Bob Hawes
CEO, Hunter Business Chamber

Bob Hawes commenced with the Hunter Business Chamber (HBC) as CEO in January 2017. The HBC boasts over 2,000 members and is the largest regional Chamber in Australia. As CEO, Bob is responsible for driving the HBC strategy and program of thought leadership, policy development, advocacy and executing delivery of events and member development programs.

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Tmgp Holly Martin

Holly Martin
Chief Marketer, The Marketing GP
Founder and General Manager, Hunter Headline

Holly is an experienced marketing and communication professional. She is the Chief Marketer at The Marketing GP, an innovative boutique marketing agency, that seeks to have businesses implement marketing that is strategic, integrated and leveraged. 

Her entire team works virtually and so building a positive and mentally healthy workplace culture is a different type of challenge, but something that Holly is always working on.

An innovator and thought leader, Holly also founded, and is the General Manager of, online business news publication, Hunter Headline.


Andrew Mc Mahon

Andrew McMahon
CEO, MATES in Mining

Andrew McMahon is the new face of MATES in Mining (MATES) - prior to joining MATES, Andrew worked in the mining industry as Director Health and Safety at the NSW Minerals Council and Minerals Council of Australia, and as a Board Member of Coal Services.

He is passionate about suicide prevention and mental wellbeing, fostering landmark research on mental health in the mining industry and published a national mental health and wellbeing blueprint for the industry.

Andrew can often be found pottering in his gardening, reading, cooking and attempting to play the violin. He also loves trail running and triathlons.


Jennie Lyons

Jennie Lyons
Owner, Pride Dry Cleaning and Laundry

Jennie Lyons is the owner of Hunter-based dry cleaning and laundry business, Pride Dry Cleaning and Laundry, as well as a Hunter Business Chamber Board Member.

Jennie knows first-hand of the impact of suicide in the workplace and has engaged LifeSpan Newcastle to undertake workplace training so that she is better able to recognise when a staff member or customer is in crisis and to ensure she and her staff are able to respond appropriately. 


About LifeSpan Newcastle

LifeSpan Newcastle is led by an alliance of agencies working together locally to prevent suicide. The trial provides a unique opportunity for the community to come together, consider our existing local suicide prevention efforts, and to use the evidence base to build on and improve this work.  

Working with community and corporate partners, the LifeSpan Newcastle Suicide Prevention Business Strategy aims to engage those who live or work in Newcastle to be skilled, ready and confident to respond if they notice someone is struggling.

Want to learn more? Click here for further information.


For more information about this event, please contact our office:

Phone: 02 4924 6900
Email: everymind@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au