CEO LivingWorks Australia
Shayne Connell has more than 18 years’ experience delivering suicide intervention skills training. As CEO and Company Director of LivingWorks and a Registered ASIST and safeTALK Trainer, Shayne supports a network of more than 700 LivingWorks trainers across Australia. He has delivered suicide prevention training for a wide range of participants and has facilitated the ASIST Train the Trainer program in Australia and overseas. Shayne has experience coordinating suicide prevention programs under the initial National Suicide Prevention Strategy with Lifeline and has also coordinated a psychiatric rehabilitation centre based on a peer workforce model.
Shayne believes it takes a village to keep someone safe from suicide, which is why he is passionate about educating all Australians in their suicide prevention role and providing them with life-saving skills to support those around them.
Prior to joining LivingWorks, Shayne spent more than 10 years in public health promotion and management at Cancer Council NSW, as well as an elected Councillor with the City of Newcastle. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Psychology degree and an MBA from the University of Newcastle. In addition, Shayne is a Board Member and Chair of the Mentor Support Network.