Media Alert REMINDER: AIS & Lifeline launch
10 April 2019
Olympic and Paralympic athletes join AIS and Lifeline to raise awareness of mental health
Latest statistics show a life is lost to suicide in Australia every three hours. The AIS and Lifeline Australia are launching a new partnership, assembling a team of 21 athletes from Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports to be the ‘Lifeline Community Custodians’. The Community Custodians will visit communities across Australia over the next year to raise awareness of mental health, lend their support to community events and share their own stories of resilience.
WHAT: AIS, Lifeline Australia partnership for community support & mental health
WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday, 10 April, 2019. Recommended 9.45am arrival for 10am start.
WHERE: KGV Recreation Centre,
15 Cumberland Street
The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
WHO: Nine of the 21 athletes who will be the inaugural Community Custodians.
Lifeline Australia CEO Colin Seery
AIS Director of Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement, Matti Clements
For more background on the program or to register your interest in the launch event and/or interviews, please contact:
AIS Chris Wilson 0407 135 280 or email@example.com
Lifeline: Ina Mullin 0408 407 376 or firstname.lastname@example.org