Counselling, Consultation, and Training Services
Background & Experience
My goal is to increase mental health resiliency among communities and workplaces; while training first responders in the skills needed to effectively respond to emergencies. This includes developing and delivering effective, evidence-based training on mental health and substance-use topics. I create customized workshops to enhance mental health resilience, peer support, and the capacity to support those in psychological distress. So far, I have developed workshops that include Mental Health Awareness, Mental Health & Crisis First Aid, and Mental Health For First Responders. I also provide accredited heart and stroke certified training in CPR, First-Aid, and Basic Life Support.
I built a strong foundation of clinical experience assisting critically ill and injured persons as a Primary Care Paramedic. During that time I developed emergency response expertise, crisis management skills, an increased capacity assisting those with concurrent disorders, and understanding of how to navigate Canada’s healthcare system. I have been working to bring that experience to build strong emergency response skills to harm reduction/overdose response workers and peers on the frontlines of the current drug poisoning crisis (inside and outside of Safe Consumption/Safe Injection Sites).
I provide these services as a Registered Social Service Worker (RSSW), experienced first responder (Paramedic), harm reduction worker, and certified instructor. I offer counselling and consultations for individuals and workplaces to enhance support and resiliency in regards to mental health and substance-use. This includes work with first responders, non-profit organizations, marginalized populations, and frontline community services.
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