Young Lives Matter Foundation
Youth suicide robs society of its potential and its future.
As the inaugural Chairman of Young Lives Matter, Mr Woss achieved groundbreaking results in replacing outdated, non-working suicide prevention programmes.
These achievements include the launching of The Living Room concept at the University of Western Australia in 2020. The Living Room provides a safe haven for university students and is a warm and welcoming space with peer and clinical support available when they need it most. Over 800 students visited The Living Room in its first year, and 3155 visits in 2022.
His Board caused the successful multidisciplinary engagement at UWA of several different departments, that previously existed in isolation. Examples include Mathematics, Psychology, Psychiatry, Medicine, to name the more obvious ones.
After leading the team of dedicated and inspiring professionals in the field of mental health for 3 years, Mr Woss resigned from the board in July 2023.
Mr Woss remains committed to the prevention of youth suicide and the Woss Group continues its philanthropic work in this area.
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