I have worked in public mental health as a mental health Occupational Therapist for over 20 years in various settings across the lifespan. In my personal and professional life, I am constantly striving to better understand how to harness the transformational role of occupation and the links between occupation health and wellbeing. Some other particular areas of passion of mine are compassion, personal and professional resilience and recovery as a human rights movement. I am also passionate about the role of lifelong learning and value any opportunity that I have to learn from the expertise of others. Particularly those offering different perspectives or experiences from my own. I am always striving to find opportunities to partner with our lived experience colleagues in education and service development initiatives. I believe that education provides a key opportunity to drive cultural change in mental health services, particularly through the use of co-production.
At CMHL I am currently job-sharing the role of the statewide mental health OT educator with Elizabeth Davis, covering the maternity leave of Phoebe Williamson. I feel very privileged and honoured to have this opportunity to work at CMHL and support the workforce development needs of OT’s across the state. In my role at CMHL I hope to bring my mix of clinical experience from a broad range of settings, my passion for developing occupationally focused practice and learning and my experience and dedication to co-production to come up with some creative opportunities for OT’s to connect, reflect and learn together!