Jazz Thornton,

Providing Voices of Hope.

June 26th - 28th, The Forest Hub,

Cnr Forest Way & Naree road, Frenchs Forest.

DEAR THE POLICE OFFICER THAT SAVED MY LIFE: July 2015 I believed that life was not worth living. I had run out of my house down to the local park and began to start the process of taking my life. It was late, dark and cold as I thought back on my life and everything that had happened and how much I had messed up. With tears streaming down my face, I text out my final goodbye. I glanced across the park and saw a group of flashlights, afraid that they would come across me before I was dead, I took a step out and jumped. My jacket caught on a branch making a sound and suddenly I felt hands holding me up against the trunk of the tree. Those hands were yours…

DEAR THE POLICE OFFICER THAT SAVED MY LIFE: July 2015 I believed that life was not worth living. I had run out of my house down to the local park and began to start the process of taking my life. It was late, dark and cold as I thought back on my life and everything that had happened and how much I had messed up. With tears streaming down my face, I text out my final goodbye. I glanced across the park and saw a group of flashlights, afraid that they would come across me before I was dead, I took a step out and jumped. My jacket caught on a branch making a sound and suddenly I felt hands holding me up against the trunk of the tree. Those hands were yours…

DEAR SUICIDAL ME - The people in this video have once tried to end their life. Some once, some multiple times. These are their real suicide notes alongside the reasons they feel lucky to still be alive today. They, are Voices of Hope.

Jazz speaks as a survivor of fourteen suicide attempts. Now as co-founder of Voices of Hope, Jazz talks to different areas of the community on her experience, about mental health, about surviving and about what we can all do to help.

For relatives and friends:

‘Fighting for their freedom’

- Wednesday, 7.30pm

Practical tools on how to fight for those around you who are struggling. Jazz will be sharing the things that those around her did to help her learn to fight for her freedom.

for everyone:

‘Stop Surviving, Start Fighting’

- Thursday, 7.30pm

The conversation that changed everything. Find out Jazz’s full story, the journey she went on and the things she did to fight to get from a psych ward to advocating for mental health around the world. 

For young people:

‘I AM Change’

- Friday, 7.30pm

In high school there are 3 groups of people, you fall into 1 of them. Victim, Bully or Bystander. In this talk I address all 3, while sharing both funny and heartfelt stories while showing how you have the power to change your world.