Roslyn Patton – Senior Project Officer, Suicide Prevention Project
Recently joined WPRD as the Senior Project officer in Late 20019. Position is to supervise and support two Project Officers 1 each based in Lachlan and Weddin Shires.
Promoting the integration of suicide prevention planning, service design and delivery across relevant health and human services, emergency services, schools and community settings. Building the knowledge, confidence and capacity of services and community representatives to work together to plan and deliver high quality, evidence based suicide prevention, crisis intervention and post-vention services in response to local needs.
Undertaking work in alignment with the Lifespan model/systems-based approach to suicide prevention. Collecting evidence and contributing to the development of knowledge about what strategies are effective in preventing suicide at a local level and with higher risk groups.
History – Condobolin resident, farming locally. Previously worked with Lachlan Shire Council, & WPRD, in community and economic development. Qualities – Affinity for local needs, and priorities. Motivated to improve delivery of services to our communities.