In 2007 Leigh co-founded a registered harm prevention charity named WINGS of Hope Inc.
Read more: www.wingsofhope.org.au
Leigh is a lived experience speaker in the area of suicide bereavement and mental health, having spoken at countless groups, universities and organisations.
Leigh is qualified in Mental Health First Aid Standard and for Young People.
Suicide Prevention Australia Award recipient: 2015 LiFE Award for Excellence in Suicide Prevention in the Community Development Category | Runner Up
Surf Lifesaving Volunteer
Manly Life Saving Club 2014-15 Junior Activities Committee Distinguished Volunteer Award
Rescue and Resuscitation Coordinator Junior competitors 2014/15
Water Safety 2012 -2019
Surf Bronze Medallion holder and Manly beach Surf Patrol Volunteer since 2012
Mosman Daily newspaper article November 2018
Decade of hope for bereaved
WINGS of hope will hold its annual gathering for people bereaved by sucide at 11am, this saturday, 17th November. The intimate event at Balmoral Island is designed to reduce harm and isolation in the community.
Sucide is non-exclusive, with more deaths per annum than the national road toll and each death imapcting eight or more people. Is is essential we continue working towards breaking down the stigma around the sucide, reducing isolation and supporting others.
WINGS of hope President Wendy McWilliam said the group was in its 10th year and “aim to contine our mission to connect with others through providing resources, events and awareness to help reduce risk or harm.”