CEO at LivingWorks
Shayne Connell has more than 18 years’ experience delivering suicide intervention skills training. As CEO and Company Director of LivingWorks and a Registered ASIST and safeTALK Trainer, Shayne supports a network of more than 700 LivingWorks trainers across Australia. Shayne has experience coordinating suicide prevention programs under the initial National Suicide Prevention Strategy with Lifeline and has also coordinated a psychiatric rehabilitation centre based on a peer workforce model.
Prior to joining LivingWorks, Shayne spent more than 10 years in public health promotion and management at Cancer Council NSW, as well as an elected Councillor with the City of Newcastle.
Shayne believes it takes a village to keep someone safe from suicide, which is why he is passionate about educating all Australians in their suicide prevention role and providing them with life-saving skills to support those around them.
- MBA, University of Newcastle
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
- Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Mental ill-health
- Suicide prevention
- Support and help-seeking