Name: Colin Dymond
About: I am an innovative small business operator in the Mid West, who has over the years taken a number of successful risks. Enjoying the ability to give back to our Midwest Community.
Name: Jacki Ward
About: Jacki Ward is a Registered Nurse who has worked in the Midwest for most of her career.
Jacki is currently employed by the WA Primary Health Alliance as the Coordinator of the Commonwealth funded Suicide Prevention trial.
The trial aims to destigmatise depression in the community, making mental health a subject people feel more comfortable hearing about, talking about and doing something about, thereby reducing the incidence of self-harm in our community.
Secretary and Treasurer
Name: Sarah Collins
About: I have been member of Midwest Yellow Ribbon for Life Inc since last year and I am the current treasurer. I become involved in suicide awareness and prevention after the loss of my own mother to suicide five years ago.
I am also on the GSPAG (Geraldton Suicide Prevention Action Group) and also the Suicide Prevention Committee.
Have recently completed training to facilitate Conversations for Life on behalf of Yellow Ribbon and will commence training this year to volunteer as a crisis telephone support officer for the Samaritans.
I am currently studying a Batchelor in Counselling and hope to support individuals with mental health issues once completed.
Married and with four children, I am extremely passionate in mental health awareness and prevention.
Name: Robyn Hunt
About: I have been a member of Yellow Ribbon since 2007 and enjoy volunteering in the field of Mental Health, giving back to my community and meeting people from all walks of life.
My qualifications include:
- Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Holistic Counselling
- Grad Certificate Artistic Therapies
- Conversations for Life
- Mental Health First Aid
- Emotional Literacy
It has been a rewarding and positive experience working with Expressive Therapies since 2005, with the use of mediums such as water colour, crayon, clay and sand play.
My particular area of interest is Grief and Loss and completing courses like Emotional Literacy, Seasons for Growth and the Map of Loss have complimented my facilitation of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Bereavement Groups.
Name: Karina Pepper
About: I am a community services worker and art therapist in Geraldton. In 2018, I went to a “Conversations for Life” training delivered by Robyn and Sarah from MWYRL. The simple message of ‘catch yourself BEFORE you start getting unwell’ resonated with me deeply and I contacted Robyn to see if I could be a part of the organisation. I have been a committee member ever since. Suicide is preventable- we can work together to make a difference.