Sharon Pedersen

  • MC / Facilitator / Consultant
  • Mental Health First Aid - Principal Master Instructor
  • LivingWorks Accredited Trainer
    - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) & safeTALK
  • DV-alert Trainer

Sharon is an experienced healthcare facilitator, trainer and assessor, guest speaker and healthcare consultant. Her experience spans strategic planning at board level, corporate learning and development strategies and service delivery, workshop facilitation, public education, and more than 10 years in mental health training and service management. Sharon also manages several aspects of our business operations bringing her experience in managing large teams and her financial management acumen to our leadership team.

Sharon has a passion for mental health service delivery and training. She has worked as a volunteer Lifeline telephone crisis supporter for more than 10 years and was previously the Centre Manager for Lifeline Western Sydney. She has trained many hundreds of Lifeline Crisis Supporters for various Lifeline centres in NSW and delivered Lifeline Australia’s national Crisis Support Workplace Training, Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills and Domestic Violence Alert (domestic and family violence training to frontline workers) and customised training developed in consultation with client organizations delivering training to corporates, not-for-profits and government departments.

Sharon is an experienced facilitator, guiding planning sessions between multiple stakeholders where an independent approach ensures the best possible outcome. Most recently she facilitated a series of co-design sessions for a Primary Health Network (PHN) and their key LHD and community stakeholders focusing on the Mental Health Reforms and other areas of community health service delivery. Sharon is an experienced guest speaker who has undertaken speaking engagements for numerous events both in a corporate context as well as clients operating in the mental health space.