Ms Jackie Crowe
Jackie is dedicated to encouraging greater understanding, compassion and respect for people affected by mental ill health, the suicidal mind and the families, friends and carers who journey with them. Jackie has been involved in mental health and suicide prevention issues in various advocacy, advisory, public speaking, research, consultancy and commissioner roles – at the local, state, national and international levels over many years.
Jackie works to help create a better world that values all people, social justice and ends discrimination. Her work is always grounded in the perspectives of people affected by mental ill health and suicidal concerns. She is solution focused and has an enthusiastic vision about what is possible. She enjoys engaging in differing opinions and views which inform her work.
Jackie combines her lived experience, understanding of the grass roots and knowledge of high level strategic policy and planning, with her familiarity with recovery and well-being to shift thinking about mental ill health and suicide.
We're a really small group and we don't control the money. But we can be a catalyst, a collaborator and an influencer. For example, we can't put how we measure and track real experiences of families in the too hard basket.
Mental Health Commissioner
Launch of Recognition and Respect - Mental Health Carers Report 2012
Mental Health Council of Australia
28 November 2012
Read Jackie's speech from the event.