Holding a strong belief that Conversations can save lives, Melanie has worked in the government, education and community sectors for over 20 years with a focus on mental health, suicide intervention/prevention and conflict resolution.  Melanie’s professional aim is to make our communities suicide aware and more inclusive for all.  She works to provide those at risk of suicide, their carers, and their communities with the supports, tools, people, and knowledge to have a conversation, reconnect with hope and develop safety options.  This is achieved through developing and delivering programs suitable for any member of the community and to increase knowledge as knowledge is power.  Melanie is Director of CALM Consulting and Relate2u and she has post-graduate qualifications in counselling and conflict resolution.  She uses her lived experience and her professional learnings to ensure what is delivered is current, meaningful and enabling.