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Everymind is sharing some exciting news that will mean a change for our team and our stakeholders over the next 18 months.
As announced today at the 2019 National Suicide Prevention Conference in Melbourne, our Director Jaelea Skehan will be taking some extended leave from Everymind to take on a new national leadership role in suicide prevention.
It is a privilege to be addressing you briefly this morning as the Director of Everymind and the principal sponsor for the 2019 National Suicide Prevention Conference.
The week ahead is set to be a busy one for the mental health and suicide prevention sector with more than 700 delegates due to arrive in Melbourne today ahead of the 2019 National Suicide Prevention Conference (NSPC), which runs Tuesday 23 July to Thursday 25 July.
By Jaelea Skehan
This week once again you can hardly open a social media channel without seeing commentary about 13 Reasons Why – a Netflix drama series that explores issues affecting young people, including suicide. This time it is centred around the news that Netflix taken steps to edit explicit scenes from season one of 13 Reasons Why, consequently setting a worldwide precedent for entertainment media.
When it comes to suicide prevention and the prevention of mental ill-health, collaboration and collective action drives a great deal of the work that Everymind does.
What contributes to this and to the collective goals of the suicide prevention and mental health sector is individual action and support.
For the first time, the Australian government has today announced appointment of an advisor who will provide strategic guidance on suicide prevention direct to the Prime Minster.
Everymind is pleased to support a campaign urging Novocastrians to dedicate an hour of their time this July to learning how to save a local life.
Twelve well-known local identities have joined the call, encouraging Newcastle locals to take advantage of Question Persuade Refer (QPR), a free, online training program that provides people with the tools to have a conversation around suicide prevention.
With three weeks to go until the National Suicide Prevention Conference 2019 (NSPC19) in Melbourne from 22-25 July, Everymind is calling on individuals throughout the suicide prevention and mental health sector to take collective action to support The National Communications Charter (The Charter).
More than 120 people from the Hunter New England suicide prevention and mental health sector attended a Towards Zero Suicide event at the Mater Hospital today.
Next month Newcastle will be host to the NSW Regional Safety Conference & Expo, where Everymind Director, Jaelea Skehan will present and facilitate a discussion on workplace mental health.