Layne Stretton

Layne Stretton

Chair

Layne Stretton is the Chair of SALT, Workshop Developer and Lead Facilitator for Roses in the Ocean and the CEO of Yellow Box Careers. Layne has one key theme to his work, helping people to navigate complex situations and build fulfilling and flourishing lives and careers. Layne is passionate about advocating for change across communities, particularly communities that might be marginalised or unable to connect with the current systems. He believes that lived experience stories are the catalyst for change in individuals, families and communities, removing stigma, shame and guilt associated with mental health and suicide. The loss of his brother to suicide has been the catalyst for this career recalibration and a drive to support young people to get the right support, in a way that meets their specific needs and when they need it. A book reader, gym goer and sometimes lycra wearer (for bike riding purposes), Layne can be found balancing his self-care with outdoor pursuits and a passion for understanding how human beings can better work together.