; Why Semicolon?
Semicolon is a symbol used to connect a sentence that otherwise would have ended. Semicolon is also used in popular culture as a message of affirmation and solidarity towards those struggling with suicidality, depression, addiction, and mental health issues. The name Semicolon Consulting symbolise the deep belief in wholistic and connected approaches to suicide prevention and mental health.
; Get to know me
My name is Jorgen Gullestrup and I have offered strategic thought leadership to the mental health and suicide prevention sector for more than 14 years. I am experienced in targeting mental health and suicide prevention in workplaces and in the general community. I am known for my ability to see problems from all angles and find innovative pathways forward especially when obvious paths are blocked.
; Let's connect
Every part our community has a role to play in mental health and suicide prevention; every workplace, every government department, every church, every sports club, every family; - suicide prevention is truly everyone's business. The most powerful action we can take to prevent suicide and improve mental health in the community and within individuals is to create meaningful connections between us which say that we all belong, and we all have value.
; Together for change
Change take collaboration. I am a passionate advocate and change agent with an ability to see connections between needs, resources, people, culture, and political opportunity. I am a collaborative and values-aligned decision maker recognised for engaging stakeholders at all levels. Over my time in mental health and suicide prevention I have built up extensive national and international networks across the mental health and suicide prevention sectors which I can bring to any relevant project.
; What we can do jointly
Using Semicolon Consulting you will get evidence based/informed strategic solutions to mental health and suicide prevention problems with a focus on co-design with the target population. Coming from a bottom up, "nothing about us, without us" approach you will have your project, or your idea considered from a wholistic perspective. You will obtain solutions seeking to connect people, services and ideas into one comprehensive approach to mental health and suicide prevention. My main areas of expertise include:
“Have really valued our time working together Jorgen - your ability to find the solutions in the most innovative and meaningful ways has always impressed me! You are a true visionary, and a fabulous colleague in the world of transformation and reimagining a mentally healthy world.”
Dr Leanne Geppert, Senior Executive in Mental health and Human Services