Media Release - National Suicide Prevention Peak Body welcomes new CEO

14 May 2018

National peak body, Suicide Prevention Australia, is delighted to welcome Nieves Murray as Chief Executive Officer.

Chair Matthew Tukaki says of the appointment, “We are seeing unprecedented suicide prevention awareness and investment in this country but nowhere near the magnitude of the public health issue we face.

“Suicide Prevention Australia’s leadership and coordination has continued to be refined since its start 25 years ago. With our next CEO the Board listened to Members and has deliberately sought out an individual who is adept at understanding complex social and health issues, coordinating clear advocacy messages and leading from the front. These are the skills and experience we were delighted to find in Suicide Prevention Australia’s new CEO, Nieves Murray.”

Incoming CEO Nieves Murray comes to the sector with more than thirty years’ experience in the social sciences and a passion for enabling vulnerable people to have more choice and control over how they live their lives.

Ms Nieves Murray says of her new role, “It’s an honour to join Suicide Prevention Australia and its Members in their campaign for effective bipartisan suicide prevention.”

“As CEO I’ll be resolute in my commitment to support more Australians to live. I look forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues, learning from those with lived experience, and being a tireless advocate for all Australians.”

“I look forward to using my skills and experience as an executive leader and company director to lead the fight against suicide.”

 

Talking about suicide in the media

A reminder of the Mindframe Media guidelines - http://www.mindframe-media.info/ and http://ww.conversationsmatter.com.au for tips on how to talk safely and constructively about suicide. 

24/7 crisis support information

Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au 
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelp.com.au
MensLine 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au
beyondblue 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au
Qlife 1800 184 527  www.qlife.org.au /

For additional services and support visit www.suicidepreventionaust.org and click on the Get Help button.

Media Contact - Kim Borrowdale

kimb@suicidepreventionaust.org

0406 149 099