The holiday season is just around the corner. While it’s a joyful time for most, it’s also a time where we see many Australians hitting crisis point. Join us to contribute to new thinking on how we can tackle emerging suicide risks and build a happy, well Australian community.
Suicide Prevention Australia's Turning Points: Imagine a world without suicide white paper, co-written with KPMG, examines emerging social and economic trends and their likely effect on Australians in the coming decade. The impact of changes in housing affordability, the gig economy and relationships must be creatively tackled if we are to reduce suicide risk.
Join us at this networking event and discuss the first steps in the problem solving effort. The event will bring together leading minds from the not for profit sector, business, research, and people with lived experience to discuss the three theme areas of the Turning Points report.
- Dealing with the debt crisis
- Navigating the gig economy
- Friendship and family: social isolation in the information age
Limited tickets available.
Jill Chapman, Co-Founder, MOSH
After the death by suicide of her son Michael in 2001 Jill’s life took a sharp turn on to a different pathway. As many like her, Jill spent quite some time in the wilderness of shock, grief, sadness and depression before she came out the other end and began to support others grieving a similar loss.
In the ensuing years Jill realised the need for an environment where people could come for support when they needed it, not having to wait for an appointment or the financial resources to access the type of assistance they required. They would be able to relate to their loss and grief in whatever manner they needed to, be that by chatting to a supportive listener, sitting in a quite reflective space or being involved in an activity of their choice.
The seed of an idea grew into a vision and blossomed into what is now MOSH House.
MOSH House is a warm, welcoming, homely environment which is entered via a cosy Op Shop. No need for fronting up to a receptionist armed with a myriad of forms, just browse until you are comfortable to start up a conversation, it’s as simple as that. There is always someone there to listen and support you in whatever way you need.
Jill believes that so many of the things that trouble us are related to past losses which are often unresolved. By resolving to not allow the death of her son define the remainder of her life, Jill, with the support of many others, has created a safe haven for anyone who needs somewhere to belong, somewhere to find purpose and someone to listen.
Nieves Murray, CEO, Suicide Prevention Australia
“Challenging stereotypes about vulnerable people drives me.”
Nieves commenced as CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia in May 2018.
Throughout her 30+ year career in the social sciences, Nieves has lived and breathed her passion for enabling vulnerable people to have more choice and control over how they live their lives.
Nieves spent over a decade at the helm of IRT Group, one of Australia’s largest community-owned seniors’ lifestyle and care providers, driving record growth, customer satisfaction and social impact. She has held non-Executive leadership roles in financial services, tertiary education, property development, retail, research, health, aged care and retirement living since 2001. Her contributions have been recognised at a regional, national and international level. In 2013 Nieves was named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review.
As a long-term Lifeline and Vinnie’s Van volunteer and previous Director of Coordinare, South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, Nieves has been at the front line of homelessness and mental health in Australia.
A Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders, Nieves is currently:
Independent Chair of Family Spirit, a joint start-up venture by Marist 180 and CatholicCare Sydney.
A Member of the University of Wollongong Council and Member of its Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees.