Jas Rawlinson is a highly respected event speaker in the areas of domestic violence and mental health.

From speaking on national shows such as ABC Radio and Channel 9 News, to hosting community events around Australia and being invited to speak at highly-renowned events such as Lifeline Bookfest, Jas is often sought out for her ability to break down taboo-laden topics through engaging, heart-felt and authentic storytelling. 

Topics Jas can speak on include:

  • Lived experience of Domestic & Family Violence - Using her lived-experience as a survivor, Jas can share about everything from gaslighting and the impact of DV on mental health, to spotting the red flags when you're new to a relationship
  • How to create a meaningful life after sexual assault - As a survivor of sexual assault, Jas can speak authentically & powerfully about how to move from victim, to survivor, to thriver
  • Mental Health & The Ripple Effect of Lived-Experience Storytelling - As the author of 'Reasons to Live' (a collection of inspiring stories from people across the globe who have triumphed over trauma), Jas can share about what inspired her to create the 'Reasons to Live' series & the powerful impact that non-fiction can have on people's wellbeing & healing journey

Jas Rawlinson is based in Brisbane & regularly visits the Mid North Coast of Coffs Harbour. 

“Jas spoke from the heart at the Lifeline Brisbane Bookfest, bravely sharing her personal story and how she arrived at the decision to write “Reasons to Live”.

Constantly speaking about these hard topics can be difficult but Jas does it with grace, compassion and understanding, allowing people to think and speak about their own struggles and discover how they can access help.”

Uniting Care QLD – Marketing & Events Coordinator

Jocelyn Middleton RFDS

Jas reached out to the RFDS in 2018 to support an event she was hosting in Cairns. She proved to be genuine, compassionate, and knowledgeable about what it’s like to live with trauma, DV, abuse and depression

Jas’ mental health knowledge has grown significantly in the year that I have known her, and she shares that knowledge in a relatable and empathic manner.



Clinical Team Leader: Royal Flying Doctor Service QLD