Reference Group

Providing the voice of lived experience to OzHelp's programs.

OzHelp acknowledges the lived experience of those who have, or are experiencing mental health problems, as well as their families, carers, and supporters.

We also acknowledge the lived experience of those who have experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone through a suicidal crisis or been bereaved by suicide.

Every experience is valid.

When times are tough, there is hope.

Advocating for industry specific issues.

OzHelp Foundations’ Reference Group is a group of people who advise OzHelp on its operations. The Reference Group will give a voice to workers in high-risk industries in promoting mental health awareness, enhancing awareness of suicide prevention, reducing stigma and enhancing participation throughout the community.

Content warning:

The stories shared below include content around suicide and mental health that could cause distress. Please read with caution and access support if needed. For 24/7 support, building and construction workers can call 1300 694 357 and transport and logistics workers can call 1800 464 327. For 24/7 crisis support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.