“Tareq Ahmed was born and raised in Sydney, Australia to Palestinian parents who arrived in Australia in the 1980s. Tareq is passionate about mental health well-being and suicide prevention, and is an advocate for destigmatising the conversations that will lead to improved outcomes for those within and outside his community. After his lived experience, Tareq embarked on a journey in hope to improve the mental health and well-being for people from culturally and religiously diverse communities by sharing his personal experiences and breaking down the stigma.


Tareq is a registered provisional psychologist currently completing his placement on his path to become a registered psychologist. He is a registered Mental Health First Aid Instructor and ASIST trainer. Tareq brings in a culturally sensitive and understanding perspective when working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities acknowledging the importance of culture and religion when having conversations around suicide. This does not mean shying away but rather creating safe spaces to have honest and raw conversations without judgement.


His favourite saying is, “we can’t change the past, but we can work towards a better future”. Outside of his work, Tareq loves travelling (16 countries and counting!), watching the NRL, reading, appreciating nature, a great cup of coffee (snob!) and a meal with friends. “