Can you tell us a little about you and your role at headspace?
I currently hold a team lead role in a mental health organisation which has a school-based division, supporting schools in prevention and postvention. I specifically look after a team who deliver training packages to primary and secondary school staff to help identify and support students who may be experiencing mental health symptoms, as well as students who are engaging in self harming behaviours and/or suicidal ideation and behaviour. STORM® Skills Training is part of this support.
My background is varied. I hold a qualification in education and have been a teacher in primary and secondary schools with students aged 5-18. I also have experience in TAFE (Technical and Further Education, a tertiary education system) which saw me inside correctional facilities working with incarcerated people between 15 -53 (my eldest student, when they first walked into my classroom). My exposure and experience working with at-risk students lead me to an increased desire to help and support students in wellbeing and mental health.