Thank you for taking the time to look at the services I am able to offer you and your business. Here’s a snapshot of me and my career thus far….
I am an understanding, committed and determined consultant and trainer managing my own business. I have extensive experience in the provision of mental health programs and training. I actively promote mental health awareness, stigma reduction and have a variety of qualifications (referred to below) that will allow me to provide quality training and support in this important area. I was honoured to receive an AFSM as part of the 2020 Australia Day Honours on January 26 for my work in providing support to others and my ongoing commitment in the area of improving mental health.
I was a police officer with the South Australia Police (1995 – 2009) and have seen first-hand the effects of trauma and mental health decline in emergency service workers and society in general. As such, I am a big advocate for education, awareness and progressive change in prevention and care in this area.
Whilst a police officer, I worked in patrols, Investigations/CIB secondments and was a Team Supervisor and member for a Uniformed Tactical Team. I have been a Patrol Team Sergeant, Shift Manager and worked as a Supervisory Trainer at the Police Academy teaching recruits and also various ranks at the Promotional Qualifications Unit. I was the Course Manager for the SA Police Frontline Leaders Program teaching Sergeants and Senior Sergeants skills in the areas of Leadership and Management, motivating staff, conflict resolution, personality profiling, communication enhancement and other HR skills for a modern workplace. I was the Senior Sergeant and Quality Manager at Forensic Services Branch (FSB) and managed quality systems for DNA Management, Ballistics, Crime Scene Investigation, Fingerprints, Blood Pattern Analysis, and was the State Operations Coordinator for FSB Disaster Victim Identification. I was also officer in charge of the SA Police Armoury.
Some of my more relevant qualifications include: Mental Health First Aid instructor (Mental Health First Aid Australia), DiSC Personality Profiler (Integro Learning Co.), Workplace Trainer and Assessor (Cert IV), Policing (Advanced Diploma), Public Safety – Firefighting Supervision (Diploma), Leadership and Management (Diploma), Work Health and Safety (Diploma), Government (Diploma), Community Services (Diploma), Business Administration (Diploma), Counselling (Diploma) and Mental Health (Diploma).
I am a community minded person who is actively involved in local sporting clubs and has taken on the challenge of coaching an U/11 girls netball team. Whilst the girls and I are having a great time and winning, I will readily admit that my netball knowledge is one area that I need to enhance!
Above all else, I possess a genuine interest in the well-being of others and believe that my experiences as outlined above, coupled with drive, commitment and sound communication skills can provide training and consultancy skills that will be of benefit to your workplace.