My name is Christy Kenneally. I am a communications consultant, advocate on social issues, public speaker, trainer, writer and broadcaster. I am passionate about suicide prevention and postvention, bereavement support, mental health reform, positive ageing, social inclusion, education, homelessness, rights of the elderly, equality, cancer care, and building resilience. For over forty years I have been privileged to work with the many voluntary, corporate, community and government organisations throughout this country who are committed to providing services that make a difference to peoples quality of life. I believe there is no point in developing great policies and strategies if we don't implement them. One death by suicide is one too many. Yet every year hundreds of our citizens die by suicide and many more attempt suicide. If you take that number and consider the ripples of heartbreak that extend through families, friends, work colleagues, club mates and local communities, you get some idea of the ocean of hurt and pain that surrounds us.