Regional Community Development Worker with a passion for mental health support and suicide prevention
Currently Leanne works for the Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre Ltd in Community Development. Her passion is in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention where she convenes Suicide Awareness “Let’s Talk Lithgow” a community mental health literacy development group which uses a range of platforms to share knowledge and information including workshops, events, organisational programs and presentations. This is a whole of community approach which incorporates other initiatives facilitated by Leanne including: Walk ‘n’ Talk for Life – Lithgow, LithGrow Community Garden and the local Suicide Bereavement Support Group. At an advocacy level Leanne represents her community at the Nepean Blue Mountains (NBM) PHN Suicide Prevention Working Group and the NBM PHN/LHD Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Working Group and the Lithgow Mayors Mental Health Task Force.