Stay Afloat names new WA team
In preparation for its national roll-out, the Stay Afloat mental health program has announced its WA team, with Steve McMahon and Mel Edwards taking on the coordinator roles.
Steve and Mel are both qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructors and come with a range of other credentials and experience in mental health and wellness.
The coordinators will be visiting WA regional communities over the next 12 months with the goal of establishing at least six ‘focus communities’, growing to 10-12 communities over the course of the two-year roll out.
Steve and Mel will also be engaging with a range of other local providers, such as Regional Men’s Health, the Financial Counsellors’ network, the Primary Health Network and StandBy postvention support, who have been, and will continue to be, great friends of Stay Afloat.
The launch of the national Stay Afloat program roll-out took place at Parliament House in Canberra, as part of a ‘Friends of Seafood’ event on 5 September.
You can find out more on the Stay Afloat website.
Mel and Steve are pictured in the WAFIC office, with Stay Afloat national program manager, Jo Marshall.