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 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 and for family and friends affected by trauma, mental distress and substance use.
At CMHL I am the Family Carer Workforce Development Coordinator and have been in this role since November 2016.
I enjoy crochet, time in nature, travel, sci-fi/fantasy, and listening to podcasts. I’m an inconsistent yogini and meditator.