Mrs Kathy Kelly
Mrs Kathy Kelly is an Inspirational Speaker based in Sydney.
“Resilience, Driving Social Change, Making a Difference & Suicide – the unspoken.”
Kathy received that “phone call” every parent dreads at 10:25pm on a Saturday night. Kathy is mum to Thomas and Stuart Kelly, and her daughter, Madeleine. Tragedy struck the Kelly household when in July 2012 on his first night out, Thomas was killed after an unprovoked and fatal attack at Sydney’s Kings Cross. Four years later their younger son, Stuart, took his own life. Both boys were 18 years old.
Neither should have died. Why do bad things happen to good people?
Dazed and raw from having to turn off Thomas’ life support, Kathy and Ralph Kelly were the epitome of courage in their quest for change to make the community safer for all of us.
They gathered community support to make significant amendments to the judicial system, to liquor licensing laws, the implementation of the Take Kare Safe Space (a preventative program aimed at getting young people home safely from a night out), a victims’ financial hardship program as well as community education.
On losing their second son, Stuart (July 2016), the family are now focussed on developing leading programs to reduce teenage suicide.
PRESENTATION TITLE: Stay Kind – promoting and encouraging more kindness in our everyday lives