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- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- South Australia
Sue's professional background is in Social Work, initially working in a range of settings such as rehabilitation, acute medical and community mental health.
Sue has also worked at the coalface of Mental Health crisis response over many years and has gained much insight and expertise in critical incident stress management, trauma and loss and grief. She was part of the ground breaking Victoria Police Crisis Support Unit in the late 1980's-mid 1990's working alongside Police in the after-hours outreach service. This experience highlighted the valuable role police have as first responders to people experiencing mental health crises and the gaps in service delivery in the community.
She was the Employee Assistance Coordinator at the Metropolitan Fire Brigade for 13 years, during which time she significantly developed the range of best practice psychological support services to employees and their family members, and expanded and enhanced the Peer Support Program. Sue introduced MHFA to the MFB in 2009 and it has now become an essential part of the training for both operational and support staff.
Sue has been a clinical consultant to a range of community, mental health, local government, non-government organisations and the corporate sector. They have drawn on her expertise in mental health, critical incident stress management, psychological first aid, trauma and loss and grief.
Sue has recently been accredited to deliver the Older Person MHFA course and is excited to assist with its implementation it in the aged care sector and the community in general.