Carrie is Contact Deputy CEO, the NI regional charity specialising in suicide prevention with a vision of society free from suicide. Twenty years ago Carrie suffered the loss of three close teenage friends to suicide. Making sense of her suicide bereavement saw Carrie follow a career in crisis counselling. Carrie led the initial Lifeline pilot exemplar project. The Lifeline crisis counselling service evolved as a core element to the first decade of the NI Protect Life suicide prevention strategy. Carrie is a strong advocate for Zero Suicide, commencing with health care systems. She is passionate that every suicide is preventable…with the right support, at the right time.