What I do

Everything that I do contributes to my overarching mission —

to change the public narrative around suicide and mental ill health by integrating my research with my own lived experience both professionally as a firefighter, author and facilitator and personally as someone who has been bereaved by suicide.

I do this through academic research, teaching mental health first aid, writing and speaking.


I have many different strands to what I do.

As a collective, all my various paid and volunteer work and study are a representation of my passions.

I joined the dots of all my past experience vocationally, personally and as a community volunteer.

This is how I came to what I now do…