Hi, I'm Alison
an advocate for being the best version of yourself.
a certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) facilitator/instructor.
a conference keynote speaker and workplace trainer in mental wellbeing, stress management, and self-care.
a creator of online programs that support your mental wellbeing and self-care.
a mom of 2.
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. More on my Mental Health story here.
My goal is to talk about mental health and wellbeing 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.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Masters in Employment Relations from Memorial University and has 17 years of experience as a trainer and speaker for workplaces.
She spent the first part of her career in the non profit sector training on safety, prevention, wellness and disability awareness and is now a business owner with a training focus on mental health, wellbeing, stress management, burnout prevention and work-life balance. She is a Certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Trainer through the Mental Health Commission of Canada and teaches courses virtually and in person across Canada.
Alison has experience working with a wide-variety of workplaces and sectors including Government, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, community organizations, energy, construction, aerospace, healthcare and more. She works primarily with leaders, managers, human resources teams and occupational health and safety professionals to coordinate and deliver learning opportunities for their teams.