Sue Murray is a health promotion advocate dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all people. We talk to Sue about her work improving health systems' responses to those experiencing a mental health crisis as part of our series ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on In The Spirit Of Things.
Throughout her career she has focused on health for the community having led several organisations focused on education, cancer control, chronic disease and suicide prevention. She has expertise in organisational development, education, communications and income generation.
Formerly with Suicide Prevention Australia, Sue now leads the Zero Suicide Institute of Australasia which advocates for local implementation of two programs. First, Zero Suicide Healthcare, supports the healthcare system understand and more effectively manage those who are vulnerable to suicidality. Second, Crisis Care Now, offers alternative pathways to hospital emergency departments when requiring mental ill-health crisis care.
Sue is a Director of Good2Give and ShareGift Australia, member of Chief Executive Women and the Centre for Social Impact Sydney Advisory Council. She is formerly a director of Research Australia and Chair of Macquarie Community College.