With a background in Youth Work and a PhD in Psychology, Sarah has a heart to hear the individual's story and a passion to create change globally.

Sarah's research focuses on self-harm. She brings a message of understanding and empathy, practical steps to moving forward, and finding hope. 

Sarah gravitates towards challenging 'norms' or the status quo rather than finding comfort in them. 

Current projects include freelance writing, and consultancy work assisting schools to identify self-harm and develop parent and staff education programs. Sarah delivers workshops on understanding and responding to self-harm in schools and churches for parents, teachers, welfare staff, and youth leaders. Speaking with young people, Sarah brings a message of hope to those struggling with self-harm. 

Sarah completed her Psychology PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, where she is an Adjunct Fellow. Based in WA, Sarah works locally and interstate.


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