I have recently become interested in delivering specialist training following years of personal experience with self harm and mental ill health. I have a keen desire to bring about change and I am driven and motivated to do so.
Throughout many years (over a decade) of being in the mental health system I have been met with a lot of misjudgements surrounding my illness of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and my means of coping. This lack of understanding, empathy and compassion no doubt prolonged my condition and its symptoms.
I believe sharing lived experience in an effective way of specialised training can change perspectives and outlooks on these issues to ultimately benefit the most vulnerable in society.
I am due to begin a degree in psychology and I hope further down the line to do more work in this field, from both personal and educational experience.