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David Kelly | Lifeline WA Ambassador

David has been a passionate suicide prevention community advocate and educator since the death of his 20-year-old son, Guy, to suicide in 2007. David is focused on ensuring the voice of lived experience is heard and valued. David served as Chair of the Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) Lived Experience Leadership Group, has been a member of SPA’s Lived Experience Committee since 2013. He is a founding member of the National Roses in the Ocean (RITO) Lived Experience Advocacy and Advisory Group and served as General Manager of Roses in the Ocean in 2019. David has worked with Lifeline WA for many years, joining as a volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter in 2009. David is passionate about putting a stop to suicide and continues to help organisations like Lifeline WA as an accomplished public speaker, advocating for the voice of lived experience in all aspects of the prevention of suicide.