Over 20 yrs experience in the Mental Health and Addiction sector.
Infertility; disordered eating; addictions; trauma; depression and anxiety.
For over twenty years, I have focused on learning how others think, coaching teams to success and building programs to fill system level gaps that successfully drive outcomes. As I witnessed stress, burnout and ongoing absenteeism from my colleagues and teammates, it was clear that one of the missing pieces of our work world was the focus on our own mental health and the health of the workplace. Research demonstrated that employees who are respected, supported, encouraged to think and treated with fairness are vastly different from employees whose work experience is toxic, ethically challenging and one where harassment and bullying exists. By examining and creating a culture of safety both physically and psychologically – employees thrive and are more motivated in their roles. By ensuring we are looking and asking about our employee’s mental wellness, ability to cope, resiliency and attention to self-care – we foster an environment of safety and openness.
From my experience in business, healthcare, private corporations and correctional institutions, the combination of my clinical knowledge and business acumen creates a multi-faceted understanding of the organizational, political, and front-line aspects of mental health and addictions; and mental health as it relates to employees in the workplace. By using my unique background, working together, we can build systems and teams that are effective in understanding and managing psychological health and safety within organizations.
Mental Health and Addictions Specialist
Clinically trained professional in Justice, Mental Health and Addictions
Community Service leader and mentor
Provincial, National, and International lead for Mental Health and Justice
Government Agencies and system planner experience
Psychological Health and Safety
Clinical Mental Health and Addictions
Leadership coaching and mentorship
Provincial Associations and Advisory Committee representation
Policy development and implementation strategies
Project management and change management