Fundraising & Advocacy

My vision through my research, writing, speaking and teaching is to gently reframe the conversation around suicide in such a way that individually and culturally we start to turn towards, not away from the deeper questioning that suicide elicits about what it means to be live, so that we can better support people to find their meaning and purpose in life.



I am an ambassador for Fortem Australia - an organisation that supports the mental fitness of first responders.


I am also an ambassador for StandBy Response, Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities impacted by suicide.


In March 2021 I cycled 5000km with my friend Sarah Davis unsupported across Australia to create conversation around mental ill health and suicide and raising money for Lifeline.

You can learn more and donate here

Amount raised: $20,431

In 2021 I was invited by Lifeline to share mine and my brother’s story for their biggest annual fundraiser, which we worked on for several months.

In July 2021 I received this email from the team at Lifeline.
Thanks to you, and Adam, and your courage in sharing your story, supporters across Australia have donated more than $904,000 to Lifeline this Tax Appeal. I can’t even believe I’m writing that… Tara, it's the biggest Tax Appeal Lifeline has ever had, and it's because you helped make it so. 

You can learn more and donate here

Amount raised: $904,000

Future Projects

I am working to develop a comprehensive suicide preparedness, postvention and prevention program specifically for firefighters based on current evidence and my own research findings.