Leading the Way in Suicide Prevention

An inspiring young woman who has made it her mission to raise awareness and educate the community on suicide prevention, has been recognised as the 2022 Cootamundra Electorate Woman of the Year.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke congratulated Young resident Seryn Adams on the honour, acknowledging her invaluable work in the community.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Seryn for many years now, most recently at the mental health nights that I hosted around the electorate, and know first-hand how much of an impact she makes,” Ms Cooke said.

“Seryn continues to make incredible contributions to the community through her tireless passion for mental health and providing much-appreciated support to those in need in her role at the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network where she has also been a pioneer in the development of various mental health resources.”

“Seryn does an amazing job speaking to the community on the incredibly sensitive topic, breaking through the stigma and making that sure everyone feels safe and comfortable while having these tough conversations.”

The NSW Women of the Year Awards were held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney on March 9, 2022 with Seryn in attendance joined by other award recipients from right across the state.

The Local Woman of the Year Awards is an annual program which recognises and celebrates the support women give to their local communities across NSW.

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor congratulated the State’s Local Women of the Year Award recipients.

“These women are the backbone of their communities, volunteering their time and energy to make a positive difference,” Mrs Taylor said.

“I would like to acknowledge their significant efforts to support their local communities and thank them for all the amazing work they do.”

The Local Woman of the Year Awards are one way the NSW Government celebrates the achievements of women as part of International Women’s Day on March 8 2022.