Billy-Jo Wesley is a young Warlpiri and Marrathiyel woman with strong connections to culture and country. She lived in Lajamanu community for the first eight years of her life before moving to Alice Springs where she graduated year 12 studies during 2012 and recently completed a Diploma of Psychology in 2019.
She has over four years of experience in working with mental health and suicide prevention throughout Northern Territory. Billy-Jo has a vast experience in working with First Nations peoples to educate remote communities in suicide awareness where she utilizes the opportunity to share her personal stories of losing a relative to suicide and empower members to undertake suicide warning signs awareness training. She is passionate about destigmatizing mental illness and suicide amongst First Nations peoples by tackling this in a culturally appropriate approach. Recently, she has established her own business as an Aboriginal Consultant and Mental Health trainer locally in Darwin. Furthermore, Billy-Jo is currently a committed member on the National Youth Indigenous Canada and Australia Health and Wellbeing committee.
Billie-Jo is passionate and committed to working with her mob and a drive to create positive change for First Nations youths in destigmatizing mental health and creating culturally.