What do I do?
I am a NDIS-registered fully insured Community sector worker trained and experienced in Disability, Community, and Mental Health support and casework who has lived personal experience in these areas as a consumer of services and self-managing his own recovery. I use this experience to provide peer support services in all aspects of personal care, casework, systems and consumer advocacy, and representation in the fields of Disability, Community, and Mental Health.
I am accredited to deliver quality training in the Standard Mental Health First Aid certificate course with the added perspective and insight of my experience as a consumer. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.
Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country. Eagle Community Care offers the Standard MHFA Course for adults as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.
What are my experience and qualifications?
I have experience since 2009 mainly working in ADHC group homes for people with profound Autism and Neurodevelopmental Delay, Aquired Brain Injury, Mental Health issues, and physical disabilities as well as positions in Community and Mental Health support and casework. I am qualified and experienced in all practical and theoretical aspects of quality caring support, with a commitment to supporting people in achieving their goals and a passion for social equity, meaningful participation, maintaining an optimal quality of life, navigating bureaucracy, and accessing the full range of supports available to them.
The foundations upon which I build my professional Mental Health First Aid training delivery are my formal practical training, work experience, and theoretical academic background learning in this sector. I also have skills and understanding acquired from many years of previous personal life experience of Psychosocial Disability challenges and the Recovery process, as a peer and consumer self-managing their recovery.
Where am I located?
Founded in Warrimoo (“Place of Eagles”) in the lower Blue Mountains, ECC now covers the Blue Mountains and Penrith Area from Lawson in the mid-mountains.