Jane Nungarrayi Blunden

Speaker Bio Jane Nungarrayi Blunden

Critical Response Support Advocate – Northern Territory - National Indigenous Critical Response Service

Jane Blunden is a Walpiri woman also known by her skin name Nungarrayi. Jane currently works with the National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS) and is the advocate for the Northern Territory for suicide postvention. Jane has a nursing background with a long history of working in the mental health sector which includes acute and extended stay. Jane has sat on boards in Queensland and the Northern Territory and is also artist, of which she features within her work. Jane has also produced the body of work “The Social Care System (An Indigenous Perspective) that has inspired the development of this amalgamation of work to create a holistic assessment tool that engages with a number of approaches.