I began my career in mental health in 2003. For 7 years I worked in various roles supporting families and carers through peer education, peer support and advocacy before moving into mental health workforce development. I was employed in the Family/Carer Workforce Development Coordinator role from 2016 - 2022. My current role at CMHL is Lived and Living Experience Workforces Development Program Coordinator.
I am an accredited Intentional Peer Support (IPS) core skills facilitator and an Emotional CPR (eCPR) facilitator. I have a Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work, Cert IV in Training and Assessment and a Diploma of Counselling and Communication. I’m also an accredited foster carer. Importantly my work is grounded in my experience of caring for family and friends affected by trauma, mental distress and substance use.
When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family, crochet, hiking, travel, sci-fi/fantasy, and listening to podcasts.