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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketing and Communications Manager
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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
The Healing Foundation
As well as CEO of the Healing Foundation, Richard sits on the Board of Families Australia and is a member of the Independent Advisory Council on Redress for Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. He is a descendant of the Meriam people of the Torres Strait.
Director External Relations
Mental Health Australia
Dr Aaron Groves
Chief Psychiatrist Tasmania