Bernie Thijssen


Bernie Thijssen

Facilitator - Addiction 101

Greetings to you. I come to these workshops with 35 years of experience in mental health, including addiction. In addition, I grew up in a community with close ties to mental health services and was privileged to witness recovery during all manner of mental health challenges and appreciate true compassion for people. 

In my work in coexisting problems of mental health and addiction, I have learned to value the space that is created between people, by people, in which magic happens.  

I believe that being part of the Blueprint workshops is another opportunity to develop space for learning by being together with our combined experience and energy to promote wellbeing across communities. 

Maintain your wellbeing

Even good change can cause stress and anxiety. It's okay if you're feeling mixed emotions about New Zealand's move to Level 1. Blueprint for Learning's new webinar Stress, Resilience and Wellbeing can help you with strategies to manage these feelings and your overall wellbeing.