Meet the Life in Mind Communication Champions

The Life in Mind Communication Champions group was formed to provide leadership across settings, sectors and communities about safe and effective communication. They will also promote collaboration to build on mutual efforts, avoid unnecessary duplication of work, research and resources, and provide direct input into operationalising the Charter.


Kim Borrowdale

Kim Borrowdale
Deputy CEO and Head of Communications
Suicide Prevention Australia

Kim is a senior communication specialist and storyteller who is passionate about using professional and personal skills to positively contribute to communities, culture and wellbeing.


Lucy Brogden

Lucinda Brogden
Co-Chair & Commissioner
National Mental Health Commission

Lucy has a strong commitment to helping others and building stronger communities. She takes an evidenced based approach to problem solving and social investment.


Chez Curnow

Chez Curnow
Assistant Manager suicide prevention and low intensity strategies
Country SA Primary Health Network

Chez is a passionate advocate for equity in access and encouraging help seeking behaviours in regional and rural communities.


Maria Cassaniti

Maria Cassaniti
Centre Manager
NSW Transcultural Mental Health Centre

Maria’s key area of interest is in the development of mental health services that promote access and equity of service provision and which respond to the needs of culturally diverse populations.


Leilani Darwin

Leilani Darwin
Aboriginal Consultant

Leilani is an Aboriginal woman passionate about addressing suicide deaths of her people and improve mental health and wellbeing. She is a lived experience contributor, consumer advocate and has a wealth of experience in suicide prevention and mental health


Bronwen Edwards

Bronwen Edwards
CEO
Roses in the Ocean

Bronwen is the Founder and CEO of Roses in the Ocean, a leading lived experience organisation in the suicide prevention sector.  She is a key advocate for the inclusion of lived experience in all aspects of suicide prevention.


Brendan Maher

Brendan Maher
CEO
R U OK?

Brendan is a passionate advocate for suicide prevention. He has been working in the suicide prevention sector for over 10 years, starting at Lifeline Australia in 2007, before moving to R U OK? in 2013.


Sally Morris

Sally Morris
National MindOUT Project Coordinator
National LGBTI Health Alliance

Sally has a long history in the mental health sector and LGBTI communities. She is the National Project Coordinator of MindOUT National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Project with the National LGBTI Health Alliance.


Jo Robinson

Jo Robinson
Senior Research Fellow
Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Jo has worked in suicide prevention for almost 20 years. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Orygen the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, where she leads the suicide prevention research unit.


Melanie Schoo

Melanie Schoo
Marketing and Communications Manager
SuperFriend

Melanie is a strategic communications professional, with more than decade of experience in leadership roles in the not for profit sector. She specialises in leading digital transformation, community engagement, brand development and stakeholder management.


Cameron Solnordal

Cameron Solnordal
SANE Speakers Bureau

Cameron has worked with lived experience for over 16 years in a corporate and creative environment. He has spoken with senior management, human resources, staff and the general public on employment, ongoing support and becoming diversity-ready.


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Lachlan Searle
Director External Relations
Mental Health Australia





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Richard Weston
Chief Executive Officer
The Healing Foundation





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Dr Aaron Groves
Chief Psychiatrist Tasmania



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