We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples where we have met in studio to record. We acknowledge the neighbouring people of the Gundungurra to the north, the Ngarigo to the south, the Yuin on the coast, and the Wiradjuri Peoples inland. We celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples, their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of these places upon which we meet.
We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Wathaurong peoples, the Wurundjeri peoples in Narrm, and the Dharawal peoples of the Eora Nation from where our podcast guests have harnessed 21st century technology to connect across Songlines.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and knowledge holders and acknowledge that even in the digital sphere all that we do is done with feet planted in Country rich in First Nation Peoples’ heritage and tradition. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and carry this truth with us into our day and all our days to come as we seek to honour the wisdom of the Ancestors and play our own rightful part as Second Nations Peoples.
We would also like to acknowledge the lived experience voices that will join us over the audio waves. The consumers, the carers and the lived experience workforce in designated and non-designated roles.
We would like to welcome to the space, those who live with suicide and those who live with alternate realities and perspectives, deep emotions and unique ways of knowing and being.
We especially wish to esteem those bereaved by suicide and those deeply shaped by the systemic failures of our governmental, health, caring and/or helping system.
It is from us, for us and with us that new ways of creating and holding space have arisen. We wish to honour that journey and your own unique part in it. It is our abiding hope that in sharing space with us, you will uncover new faith in pathways forward during these exciting and pivotal moments in mental health reform that lie ahead of us all.
Fi Peel is non-binary artist with beautiful dreams, passion for socially equitable worlds, dedication to research and ongoing commitment to craft, Fi works independently as a lived-experience recovery collaborator, peer workforce supervisor, co-design consultant, mental health reform advocate, writer, communicator, theatre-maker and performer.
Zoe Tizard is a demi-girl who hopes for a world where mental health is discussed openly and respectfully. As a youth peer worker, Zoe uses their lived experience and empathy to validate and support young people. Able to create a safe spaces for herself and others, Zoe remains focused on keeping young people at the centre of care, caters to their unique goals and passions.
Emma Paino holds many roles within the lived experience and peer work space. Emma is a peer educator – working full time as a trainer and assessor of the Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work as well as designing & delivering mental health training for the wider community and mental health sector.
For a call back from someone with a llved experience of suicide please call Roses In The Ocean's SP Care Connect on 1800 777 337
For a chat with a peer work about mental health in the workplace please call Hear2Talk
on 1300 428 255
For current and former members of the Australian Defence Force and their families and carers you can call Open Arms
on 1800 011 046
Or you can always call Lifeline who are available 24/7
on 13 14 11