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Media spokespeople

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SANE can put journalists in contact with mental health professionals and people with lived experience of mental illness for media interviews.

Mental health professionals

Mental health professionals available to comment on stories about complex mental illness:

  • Mr Jack Heath, SANE Australia Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr Michelle Blanchard, SANE Australia Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Ms Suzanne Leckie, SANE Australia Help Centre Manager and registered psychologist

Personal stories

SANE is passionate about sharing the stories of people with lived experience of mental illness to help reduce stigma and encourage help-seeking for those affected by mental illness.

We have speakers available for media interviews to share their personal experiences with complex mental illnesses, including:

  • anxiety disorders
  • bipolar disorder
  • borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • eating disorders
  • major depressive disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • schizophrenia
  • families, friends and carers of people living with complex mental illness


To request an interview with a mental health professional or someone affected by mental illness, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0407 367 215.

Last updated: 2 August, 2018