Matt Runnalls over the last several years has worked tirelessly as a mental health advocate, creating awareness, acceptance and education. Having lived with mental illness, surviving suicide attempts, experiencing homelessness & having lost several friends to suicide dating back to the age of 12, Matt utilises his lived experiences to encourage others to feel comfortable to speak up and manage their wellbeing just as he continues to do. Since devoting himself to advocacy full-time, Matt has delivered over 100 speeches, workshops, and events across Australia, Canada, and America. His story and journey have been featured in books, documentaries, songs, podcasts, films and throughout most Australian media outlets. Most recently, Matt’s work was recognized as he was recipient of the 2018 Australia Day Medallion.