What is your role within COAST?
I am a registered nurse working on the London COAST team
Tell us about your career – how long you have been in your profession and/or with your current organization?
I started my career at St. Josephs in 2015, working within the Treatment and Rehabilitation inpatient program at Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care. I developed a strong appreciation for the mental health care profession which led me to join one of the organization’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams where I’ve spent the last five years of my career.
What interested you about working on the COAST team?
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to offer much needed support to my community. I am excited to build a collaborative program with our community partners, which offers exceptional care to individuals experiencing mental health crisis.
What benefits do you hope this program will provide to the community and to vulnerable populations?
My hope is that this program will offer support and facilitate rapid access to health care for those who are experiencing mental health crises in our community.
What do you do to support your own mental health and wellness?
Exercise, gardening and spending time with family and friends