About Mental Health for All
Marie, the founder of Mental Health for All, is a highly qualified and registered ACA (Australian Counselling Association) Counsellor, specialising in alcohol-related issues, particularly for grey area drinkers such as binge drinkers, high-functioning drinkers, and individuals who are unhappy with their drinking habits. If you are interested in learning more about her counselling services, you can visit her counselling website at www.mhmcounselling.com.au.
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Marie made the move to Perth, Australia in 2010. She takes great pride in being a mother to a wonderful little boy. Prior to embarking on her career in mental health, Marie led a busy professional life in the corporate world, including owning and operating a small business. These diverse roles have provided her with a wealth of life experiences and insights. Throughout her personal journey, she has encountered various life events and challenges, which have deepened her understanding of mental health. Realising her true calling in life was to assist others during challenging periods, Marie decided to pursue a career in mental health.
As a passionate mental health advocate and professional, she aims to increase awareness and knowledge about mental health and the mental illnesses that many people face today. This drive led her to become an advocate for Mental Health First Aid Australia, an organisation in which she wholeheartedly believes.To further her mission, Marie has become a fully accredited and licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Her goal is to make a meaningful impact by reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues and addictions. She envisions a future where every adult in Australia is Mental Health First Aid accredited, empowering them to confidently engage in life-saving conversations when needed.
Marie's dedication and passion for mental health serve as a guiding force in her work. Through her counselling services and advocacy efforts, she aspires to create a society that is well-informed, empathetic, and supportive of individuals facing mental health challenges.
Penny is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and strives to make a positive impact in the world. Drawing from her personal experiences as a counsellor and a Lifeline telephone crisis support worker, she brings a unique perspective to her work. As a qualified ACA registered counsellor, Penny values compassion, non-judgment, and acceptance in her approach. To learn more about her counselling services, please visit her website at https://www.whitespacecounselling.com.au/.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Penny is the proud mother of two boys. Her journey to parenthood was not without challenges, which sparked her desire to support others navigating their own difficult times. Life can often feel like a delicate balancing act, with moments of both overwhelming difficulty and pure joy.
As a dedicated mental health professional, Penny places great importance on becoming an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor. This personal mission aligns with her commitment to providing support and education to others. She envisions a community where shame and stigma surrounding mental health are replaced with compassion and awareness.
Penny's involvement and dedication in the field of mental health are evident in her work. Through her counselling services, she aims to create a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their challenges and find healing. By advocating for mental health education and fostering understanding, Penny strives to create a more compassionate society.