I worked for what was known then as Civil Defence. My early work involved working with the national office to develop a resource that could be used in schools. I then worked developing plans and procedures for responding to major events in our region. I was a regular guest contributor at the national training school in Marton. Became interested in and was trained in critical incident stress management processes. The day to day management of staff whose daily job includes stress and dealing with the reality of traumatic events (large and small)
How to process and deal effectively with the results of traumatic events, both the operational leaning that comes out of examining response and the separate and equally important aspects of supporting and caring for staff who have been impacted (physically and or emotionally) by their work.
I was one of a team of three that was sent to observe the disaster response and recovery efforts in San Francisco after the Loma Prieta earthquake.
More recently my focus has been more focused on grief and trauma work at an individual level.
Working with issues related to difference, in particular difference in relationship to an individual and society.
For the last fifteen years I have also worked with and been involved in educational work around the issue of intersex, gender, difference and diversity. I have worked with individuals, with families and more recently in work settings.
I will work with you to design training programs/packages.
I can assist with disaster preparedness.
With major incident response – preparation and debrief.
I will work with organisations to assist you to manage difference/diversity in your workplace in a more responsive and positive manner. That potentially will ensure compliance with the law but more importantly bring benefits to the organisation and to all staff members.
With health professionals I have a passion and an interest
I am happy to discuss/assist in projects small or large.
Should you wish additional information please do not hesitate to contact me.