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About Melinda

Melinda (Mel) is a Program Manager and member of Everymind’s Senior Leadership Team. She is an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about prevention and early intervention in mental ill-health and suicide.

Mel holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) and has worked as a clinician and in clinical leadership roles in the areas of forensic mental health, suicide prevention and youth alcohol and other drug services for 19 years.

She is committed to the development of a greater understanding of timely and evidence-based approaches, with the view to optimising better long-term outcomes for people, their families and the community.

In her leadership role at Everymind, Mel oversees a range of initiatives including Mindframe to support safe media reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide, mental ill-health, alcohol and other drugs.