Heather (she/her) is an Occupational Therapist with over 17 years of experience working in the formal Mental Health and Wellness systems. She is a graduate from Dalhousie University with degrees in Biology and Occupational Therapy.
She is a parent of a tween and teen, and has a passion for mental health and promoting mental wellness amongst children, youth and families. Heather has expertise in anxiety prevention, behaviour change counseling, parenting, health system navigation and adult education.
She is a contract instructor for the Mental Health Commission of Canada and has been facilitating Mental Health First Aid – Supporting Youth for 5 years both in-person and virtually. Heather truly believes that giving people Mental Health First Aid skills to intervene in a young person’s life when they are struggling, saves lives.
Heather likes to promote her own mental wellness by being in nature with her family, meditation, kayaking and biking.