Chez Curnow

Chez is currently the Manager of Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drugs at Country SA PHN, and is responsible for the commissioning, service design and contract management of these services for 98% of the state’s geographical area.

Chez was recently appointed to the South Australian Premiers Council on Suicide Prevention and is leading one of the 12 National Suicide Prevention Trials. Chez is a LifeinMind Champion, advising on the National Communications Charter – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and a member of the National PHN Lived Experience Engagement Network. She is a parliamentary representative on a Health Advisory Council within SA health and has previously worked across the sector in primary and acute settings in both prevention and postvention services.

Chez is a passionate advocate for equity in access for regional, rural and remote communities and ensuring those services have a sound evidence base and follow best practise guidelines.