David Kelly, one of Australia’s leading suicide prevention advocates, will be speaking at the Stop Male Suicide in WA seminar, to be held in Perth on Wednesday 19th October.
David has been a passionate suicide prevention community advocate and educator, since the death of his 20 year old son Guy to suicide in 2007, and is focused on ensuring the voice of lived experience is heard and valued.
He recently resigned as National Chair of the Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) Lived Experience Leadership Group, having served as a member of SPA’s Lived Experience Committee since 2013.
In recent years, David has worked with Lifeline WA as Manager, Community Education and with Anglicare WA, in a person- centred, recovery-focused mental health team . He recently returned to Lifeline WA as Manager, Crisis Support Services, overseeing the 13 11 14 Crisis Line and the Online Crisis Chat Service.
David volunteers with Lifeline WA as a telephone crisis supporter, training facilitator and mentor and with Anglicare WA, as a suicide bereavement peer supporter with the ARBOR Suicide Bereavement Support Service.
David is also a Livingworks ASIST Master Trainer, and safeTALK trainer and delivers suicide intervention training in his spare time.
If you want to help Stop Male Suicide in WA, find out more at the links below:
- To come and take part in the Stop Male Suicide in WA seminar click here
- To find out about the other speakers taking part in this seminar click here
- To find out more about the Stop Male Suicide project, click here
- To find out more about the rate of male suicide in WA click here
- 10 facts about male suicide in WA, click here to find out more