I have always worked to create positive change and have conversations around wellness in my own workplace. I was the occupational health & safety committee co-chair for many years and went above and beyond to think about wellness as part of this role.
I have a Masters in Employment Relations from Memorial University of Newfoundland and in 2019 I completed the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor's Course through the Mental Health Commission of Canada where I received certification to teach the 2 day Mental Health First Aid Basic Course.
I am also a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) and work with the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - Newfoundland and Labrador where I regularly deliver training and workshops on the dangers of loud noise and hearing protection in the workplace.
The drive to continue conversations around mental health begins with my own personal experiences. In 2017 I started experiencing physical health symptoms that I didn't understand and spent months visiting a variety of Doctors and medical professionals. Eventually I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
In my daily life, not much appeared to change on the outside. I continued to work full-time, raise a family and run a business. However, taking a closer look at my own mental health has had a profound impact on my own life. I believe that my mental health diagnosis is one of the best things to ever happened to me because it has led me here to share my own experiences with others.
My goal is to talk about mental health in a way that everyone can understand. I want to break down barriers of what mental health "looks like" and share the message that we can all work together to change our own mindset about mental health and to support others.
I was born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada where I currently reside with my husband and 2 children.
I love speaking and working with workplaces and encourage you to reach out and connect with me to talk more about how we can work together.