Bella Broadway | Founder/Principal Consultant
Connection & Wellbeing Australia (CAWA) | Australia

Bella Broadway, Founder/Principal Consultant, Connection & Wellbeing Australia (CAWA)

Bella has been working in the Disability, Training, Mental Health, Trauma Support, Behaviour Intervention, Child Protection, Education and Advocacy sectors for over 20 years.
During this time Bella has performed a variety of roles in both Government and Non-Profit organisations within different states of Australia.
Bella is passionate about using Social Enterprise to create a suicide safer community. She was honoured to lead teams to be awarded the Suicide Prevention Australia LiFE Award for Excellence in Suicide Prevention (2015 and 2016) and was short listed for an individual award in 2017.
Bella is determined to support all Training Organizations to ensure they reflect the voices of Lived Experience / Peer Perspectives (LEPP™) throughout the work that they do.
Along with her vision of a suicide safer community, Bella’s mission is to ensure that all workspaces, training spaces and services are informed about and inclusive of all Australians."


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Creating safe and inclusive training spaces

Our culture and life experiences have a profound influence on what we need out of a training space to feel safe and supported. Minorities and groups that have typically faced societal discrimination often assume that environments are unsafe for them until explicitly proven otherwise. As a facilitator, we must work doubly hard to ensure that we are competently informed about cultural context and that we are able to communicate this to the people we provide services to.

Creating an inclusive environment enhances learning and development (especially in supporting retention and application of learning) and creates an overall more positive learning experience. “We treat everyone the same” is not enough. Responding to cultural needs in a training environment ensures equity of outcome, not equity of input.

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