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…