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Mr Alan Woodward


Mr Alan Woodward

Mr Alan Woodward has worked in the fields of mental health, crisis support and suicide prevention for 20 years as an executive leader, a service and program developer, an evaluator and researcher and as an expert on crisis lines and related community services.

Mr Woodward has contributed to suicide prevention policy and program development nationally. Alan co-chaired the Expert Advisory Group to the Special Advisor on Suicide Prevention and was a Board Director for nine years with Suicide Prevention Australia. Mr Woodward worked for Lifeline Australia in various executive roles for 14 years until 2018, including the Lifeline Research Foundation. Mr Woodward holds a Master’s Degree in Social Science and Policy, a Business Degree in Public Administration and a Diploma in Arts/Communication. He is a Fellow of the Australian Evaluation Society.

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The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.