Annie Rowland

Annie has been working with young people for over 25 years. She has worked across a range of settings including youth support, community development and project management. Annie brings with her a strong youth participation practice. In addition to her work with young people, Annie has extensive experience delivering teen and Youth Mental Health First Aid as a Master Instructor and part of the original team involved in the Mental Health First Aid Australia and the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Teen MHFA research project in 2013. Annie has a long-standing and dedicated interest in increasing the capacity of rural communities to build partnerships and respond, in meaningful ways, to young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Annie is also currently the Deputy Chairperson of the Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group and believes that everybody has a role to play in suicide prevention.