Although a young start-up venture, ConnectedLE has been 25 years in the making. This is how we came to be.
ConnectedLE was co-founded by two passionate health educators with more than 40 years of combined experience. Get to know our leaders, Kylie and Nicole.
Dr Kylie Armstrong (PhD)
Read Kylie’s Story
Read Nicole’s Story
Dr Nicole Simpson
Professor Harry McConnell
DIRECTOR OF I CAN!
LECTURER IN MEDICAL
Dr James Hoimes
Our Lived Experience Advisory Friends
We exist to build mental health and wellbeing capabilities and connections, and we do so by providing quality online training that harnesses the power of storytelling to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
As a community, we aspire to achieve a mentally healthier Australia where people and organisations connect and thrive. We aim to achieve this by staying true to our three fundamental principles.
Making a difference through connection
Through early intervention and prevention support, we make a difference in the lives of many.
De-stigmatising mental health
We teach the skills necessary for seeking and providing help, and in doing so, actively contribute to social inclusion and stigma reduction.
We nurture a supportive community that promotes kindness and empowers people to connect with others and have care conversations.
A well-connected support network is key to achieving a mentally healthier Australia. That’s why we’ve forged meaningful connections with like-minded individuals and organisations who share our vision.
Drug and Alcohol Research
and Training Australia (DARTA)
Paul Dillon is the Director and Founder of DARTA and he is passionate about ensuring accurate and up-to-date alcohol and drug information. DARTA training aims to provide education and training expertise as well as high quality research assistance on a wide range of alcohol and other drug issues.
Andy Gourley is the Director and Founder of Red Frogs, Australia, a global support program that provides direct relief from alcohol and drug-related issues that are known to cause anxiety, suffering, distress and helplessness amongst young people.
YOUTH ROAD SAFETY
Melissa and Peter lost their 18 year old son, Jordan, to speeding and driving under the influence and have made it their mission to inspire a genuine social movement for changed driving behaviours.
Roses in the Ocean
Roses in the Ocean exists to save lives and reduce emotional distress and pain. At our heart and soul are people with a lived experience of suicide, and we are dedicated to empowering them to find their voice and building their capacity to bring their insights and wisdom to all aspects of suicide prevention.
Sticks and Stones PR
Paul and Jo Stone are the directors of Sticks and Stones PR and have decades of experience as newsroom journalists and corporate communications professionals.
Sean Scott Photography
Sean Scott is one of Australia’s most well-known photographers. His highly accredited work features beautiful ocean and landscape photographs, some of which we are lucky enough to feature on our website.
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