Facilitator - MH101®
MSc Mental Health Studies, Post Grad D.M.S., R.P.N.
Originally from the UK, Shelly’s passion for mental health began in her early teens and has extended through to over 35+ years’ experience in the health and social services sector. She has worked in varying clinical, managerial and education-based roles in the UK and Australasia, as well as working independently as a consultant, supervisor and facilitator.
Shelly adopted Aotearoa as her home in 2000 and raised her three amazing young people here. She is the proud ‘parent’ of a very large canine (often easier to manage than the young people!).
She has facilitated numerous mental health and wellbeing learning programmes, including suicide mitigation/prevention, mental health awareness, stress management, mindfulness, self-care, relapse prevention.
Shelly is known for her passion for mental wellbeing and advocacy of people-focussed service design and delivery. She excels in motivating and developing those she works alongside, expanding her own knowledge base and insights as a result. She is a creative, fun facilitator and storyteller with a positive can-do outlook.
Her academic qualifications include Master of Science in Mental Health (Kings College London), Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Thames Valley University London), Advanced Certificate in Adult Education (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa) and a variety of qualifications in the areas of counselling, facilitating and supervising. She is a registered member of the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
In her spare time, Shelly loves exploring Aotearoa, plays and dances in Wellington Batucada (Brazilian Samba), and is a keen supporter of the Arts, including performing in amateur theatre. She serves on the board of Pablos Art Studio and is currently the co-chair of the board of Wellington Women's Refuge.
Addiction 101Understanding addiction and recovery.
Leading Wellbeing at Work WebinarRecognise, understand and support staff experiencing mental health challenges in the workplace.
Life after Lockdown WebinarUnderstand Covid-19 related anxiety and adapt to our new way of life.
MH101®Giving people the confidence to recognise, relate and respond to people experiencing mental health challenges.