Kristal O’Neill


Kristal O'Neill

Facilitator - Corrections Health Service Nurses Primary Mental Health and Addiction Education Programme

I am passionate about improving the understanding of mental health and addiction within prison environments. I feel privileged to be a part of facilitating Registered Nurses learning in this unique area of practice. My background in acute mental health and counselling, as well as working as a mental health clinician in forensics/prison, has assisted me to connect to nurses in the Blueprint trainings. Listening to the experiences of nurses is one of the parts of this role that I most enjoy, as well as delivery of relevant information that applies to practice in 'real-time'. Every training leaves me feeling both inspired and grateful that we have a range of caring individuals working with people in their care in prison.

Covid-19 Update

Under the Orange setting, we do not require a vaccine pass to attend in-person workshops. Participants are encouraged to wear a face mask when attending an in-person workshop, and physical distancing will be maintained. Online workshops continue to be available.