International Facilitators

Beverley Webster

Beverley Webster is based in the Republic of Ireland and is a Cognitive Behavior Counselor, Personal and Executive Coach and a qualified WRAP facilitator. Beverley has a wealth of experience working with corporate and community clients delivering Well-Being workshops, WRAP programs, stigma reduction programs and programs that help others to support someone experiencing mental health difficulties. She is committed to the Recovery model that informs all her work.

I recently completed the WRAP facilitator training. I live in Co Donegal, Ireland. I work work with Mental Health Ireland promoting positive mental health and delivering workshops to community groups and businesses about matters relating to managing our mental health. From my early 20’s I have experienced difficulty at times with anxiety and depression. Learning more about these and what I can do to manage my wellbeing has helped me to lead a fulfilling life. I am a qualified counsellor and have previously worked as an addiction counsellor in community and residential settings. I am married and have three sons.

My name is Caroline Boylan. I work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in South Cavan South Monaghan Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. I work with young people aged between 0 - 18 years and their families.
Since completing WRAP I have incorporated it into all aspects of my personal and professional life. WRAP has provided me with the skills to manage challenges and make the most of everyday.
I look forward to facilitating Youth WRAP to the young people attending CAMHS and WRAP for their family members and supporters.

I am a Peer Educator with Innovation Recovery Project promoting mental health wellness and resilience across the border regions of the North and South of Ireland. I have lived experience of both mental and physical challenges following a cancer diagnoses. It was through WRAP that I gained a deeper understanding of myself and this journey of self discovery has given me the courage and inspiration to pass that on to others. I am passionate about encouraging others to do the same in order to reach their full potential and to get well and stay well.

A Senior Occupational Therapist with over twenty-years’ experience working within primary care, mental health and the acute hospital setting. Skilled and competent in the areas of clinical supervision, team working, leadership and service development. Recently returned to education and completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Promotion at NUIG in May 2020. A dedicated ambassador with the Asthma Society of Ireland advocating for improved services for people with asthma and promoting the work of the Asthma Society at local and national fora.

Coming from rural Nova Scotia, there were very few support resources available. So when I was introduced to Self Help Connection and The Copeland Center, I jumped at the chance to become a WRAP facilitator. It has been the most wonderful experience and I met so many supportive people. I am happy to say that I am now the author of my guide to life. I don't know where I would be without WRAP!

Hi my name is David I grew up in Dublin, Ireland. I now reside on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia. I have been facilitating WRAP groups for many years and love the peer and community aspect of WRAP. I am a lived experienced practitioner and qualified social worker.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Laing House team and having had WRAP Facilitation Training through Self Help Connections. Having completed the Mental Health Recovery & Promotion program at NSCC, and being a huge advocate promoting wellness and recovery for those living with mental illness, Laing House and SHC is a natural fit. I am a very energetic and social individual who loves to network and meet new people in the community.

My name is Evangeline Gakpleazi a registered mental health nurse practicing in Ghana. WRAP has personally helped me deal with very challenging and stressful situations in my life and also, I am committed to using WRAP to promote wellness and recovery for those living with mental illness and support individuals around me and in my community. I am open to making new connections.

Francis Adjei Ayim

Francis Adjei Ayim is qualified WRAP facilitator, a Practicing Mental Health Nurse and a volunteer with a non-profit mental health organization currently resident in Ghana. Francis has a repertoire of skills and experience working with persons with a wide range of mental health distress and well-being problems, and committed to using WRAP to support individuals and the community. My focus is to assist individual and communities improve their wellness and to self manage/cope across their lifespan.

I am a social worker in Mental health Services for The Elderly Cavan (Ireland). As such I have trained in WRAP facilitation, not only for my own benefit, but for those who avail of our service. I look forward to being a part of developing WRAP and bringing it to the lives of the older generations and their carers.

Hi my name is Huma. I first did my WRAP as a young person at the age of 18. This was something that completely changed my life around as I had my years of unsuccessful interventions previously. This course helped me to learn about my self at my pace and piece myself together in my own way. I have now been delivering WRAP for 7 years, to young people.

A counseling psychologist and Advanced psychiatric nurse practitioner ( Res.) focused on improving the quality of life of individuals across the life span using various strategies and theories of psychology. A wrap facilitor in Ghana. Also have six years of teaching in university and rehabilitation/ Recovery expert.

Jenn Cusick

Jenn has been working in mental health for the last twenty years. During that time she has been a relentless force for innovation. She sees sparks—programs and projects with the potential to serve humanity in bright new ways—and tends to them until they catch fire, transforming their surroundings. Jenn transformed one of B.C.s first Peer Support Programs from a small and underutilized program to a robust service that is now extremely valued and supported by the larger mental health system.

My name is Jennifer Mc Donnell and I am an experienced Trainer and Facilitator of 20 years working with groups and individuals to become more included in society. I initially came to WRAP to use it as a tool to help and support people I work with. I really enjoyed the WRAP 1 program as I connected with the key concepts particularly personal responsibility and was able to use the tips and techniques to benefit my own life. After completing the WRAP Facilitator training, I developed my existing skills to support me in the work I do. I believe passionately in WRAP, that everyone can tap into it to support their wellness and make positive changes in their lives.

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I serve the Leeds Grenville area as a Peer Support Worker for victims of human trafficking and sexual assault.
My goal is to find a co facilitator to work with so I can gain enough experience to take the advanced level facilitator course.

Jimeve O’Neill

Hello, I am a community development officer in west Cork. My training expands across psychological coaching, counseling and Pyschotherapy and social science. And now WRAP ! I fully enjoy and embrace the WRAP programme and love spreading the learning to as many people as possible so that they can live well and be empowered in a positive way.

Julie Ethier

Hi my name is Julie, I live in Newmarket, just north of Toronto. I grow up in St-Jerome, Québec. I am a Wrap Facilitator since 2014. I have a great deal of life experience and I am thankful that WRAP is now part of my life for ever.

Karen Elliott

Hi everyone, I’m Karen a peer educator. I developed my own WRAP plan in 2015. It’s a great self management tool. It has helped me a lot. Given me hope in my condition and in my recovery. It worked so now I’m a WRAP facilitator since 2017. I believe in WRAP and my passion burns bright. It has been my anchor through the storms and shining light back into the sunshine.

Karyn Haag

I am a social worker, BSW graduate from the University of Victoria in BC, and I am currently working in mental health in Halifax, NS. Through my education, I developed a passion for anti-oppressive, strength-based, and harm reduction practices, and am excited to begin working with these skills that fit so well with WRAP facilitating.

I work as a counselling co-ordinator and counsellor in a Family Resource Centre. I am mother to two adult children with enduring mental health difficulties. I have been involved with Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Services for many years and serve as Family Member on Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Team. I facilitate a weekly Wellness Group and I am a Tutor with University College Cork delivering their 1 year Level 6 Mental Health in the Community Course.

I trained as a mental health nurse and worked in various community settings as a Community Psychiatric Nurse mostly in London and Northern Ireland. I went back to University and completed a Bsc (Hons) 1.1 in Nursing Development (1989) and later an Msc in Community Health in Trinity College Dublin between (1993). I worked in Epidemiological research in Trinity and Dublin Hospitals for a number of years and also returned back to some clinical practice.

I was introduced to WRAP in 2018 when I began as a Peer Educator, with the CAWT Innovation Recovery Project. I absolutely love the concepts of WRAP and applying them to my daily life to maintain my own wellness, knowing what I'm like when I'm well, my Daily Maintenance Plan, and my Wellness Tool Box. Since attending the WRAP Facilitation Training and delivering WRAP courses it is so amazing to see people grow and develop using this self management tool.

I'm friendly, outgoing, quick witted, good at thinking on my feet, like to think outside the box, good at tuning into people's moods, like to encourage people to engage and interact and I love to learn.

I am a Law graduate with a passion for working with people and the community. I have experience working as a residential social worker and in community healthcare. I am a certified GirLife Facilitatorⓒ for the empowerment of girls and young women. I am also an advocate for Fitness, and in my spare time I can be found in a studio teaching dance and fitness classes or relaxing with a good book. My personal journey has given me a burning passion to use my experiences and victories to give others hope and empowerment. I have seen the miracle of WRAP in my own life.

Member of the Consumer/Survivor/ Mad/ X community in Toronto, Ontario Canada for over 20 years. I believe there is so much to life as a mad person that exists outside a pill. If you want to take a wellness journey, I am game for that. WRAP is a tool for wellness, it is also a tool for really living outside the clinical purview of human experience.

Miffy Hoad

Miffy Hoad is a development officer with Mental Health Ireland. Her background is in training & development with 20 years’ experience specialising in personal development, stress management and mindfulness. Her own lived experience of physical & mental health challenges inform her work. She is passionate about the empowerment of people through practices that promote wellbeing and foster resilience & hope. Miffy is a mother and grandmother, a lover of the natural world and all things existential.

Miranda Guitard

Hey there! My name is Miranda, and I am a Peer Support Worker in Woodstock, Ontario Canada. I use my journey to support my work, and to support others on their journey to recovery. I work tirelessly on building my peers up, and finding strength in our vulnerability. I am constantly reviewing and adding to my WRAP plan. I believe WRAP has changed my head space and helped me hold myself in unconditional high regard, as we all should!

Natalie Parsons

Natalie is passionate about her wellness and recovery, inspired by her journey as a survivor through trauma. She is dedicated to inspiring others; her open-minded and heartfelt approach in conversations create a safe place for sharing. For several years Natalie has enjoyed her work as a first voice speaker/volunteer, with the IWK Children's Hospital.

Enthusiastic WRAP facilitator from Dublin, Ireland. First discovered WRAP when trying to balance work, life, bills, socialising, hobbies and everyday stress. Have been using WRAP myself ever since! I'm working in the area of Mental Health and regularly see the positive impact WRAP has for people from all different backgrounds and ways of life.

Nicola Swales

My WRAP journey started in 2015 when I was introduced to it as a professional. Not only did I establish a wellbeing service for children and young people in England that continues to support 6 years later, I discovered a wellness strategy that translated my lifelong partnership with self-care and peer support. WRAP strategies continue me to be well, despite challenges through life i have faced as a child and adult.

Samuel Afo-Kangah

While looking forward to serving among global-level experts in Leadership and Emotional Health and Wellness, my health career began as a Community Health Nurse where I practiced in both community/public health and bedside clinical settings.
Having explored both practices for about five years my passion for emotional, and psychosocial health and well-being emerged so strongly. Thus, I pursued another associate degree in Community Mental Health and a subsequent BSc in the same.
My encounter with WRAP in 2018 and further training as a facilitator in 2019 changed my outlook on life.

Samuel Smit

Born in the Dutch Antilles, raised in the Netherlands, moved over 25 times and worked in over 40 countries before I had my second mental breakdown. A lot more severe than the first one. Key to my recovery has been my WRAP.

I encountered Wrap a few years ago, but it was only recently that I found how incredibly helpful it can be to me and others. I volunteered for the training because I wanted to help people as I have been helped by finding my wellness toolbox. I look forward to delivering seminars and connecting with as many people as I can.

Siao Yen GOH

Hello from Malaysia! Specially for fellow peers in the South-east Asian region (elsewhere welcomed), I would love to facilitate for you in your recovery and resilience, by learning what WRAP 1 has to offer. I am a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner since 2014, put into practice my Masters in Educational Psychology research on Supported Education since 2009, and am an invited keynote speaker for 1st World Conference on Supported Education scheduled end 2020.

Hi, my name is Steven McBride and I live in Scotland. WRAP is fairly new to me, although after attending Seminar 1 and the Co-facilitators training I was fairly quickly able to identify concepts and strategies that I have been adopting throughout my life. I get great personal satisfaction in supporting others in any way I can and feel this contributes to my ongoing wellness.

Teresa Morakinyo based in Dublin, Ireland I am a project manager for a Family Resource Service where which provides mental health services, supporting the local community in promoting positive mental health and peer support.

Tina Duffy

I am a mental health nurse and also have lived experience of mental health challenges. I am currently employed as as a Recovery College Coordinator on a cross border mental health project in Ireland. I have extensive experience of delivering training and education as a Training Officer and Further Education Lecturer alongside working in recovery orientated mental health services. I have a real passion for recovery and wellness. WRAP is a very special program, I am delighted to be able to support individuals on their journey to recovery and self knowledge.

Tracey Mitchell is a settler in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 Territory, the homeland of the Cree and Métis peoples. Tracey works as a Peer Support Mentor with Saskatchewan Health Authority, where she mentors other peer supporters and supports the development of peer support programs throughout the province. Facilitating WRAP is one of Tracey’s favourite things to do. She is currently working on a WRAP scrapbook using art journaling techniques, one of her favourite wellness tools.

Tracy Gray

My name is Tracy Gray and I am a Lead Peer Educator working with Innovation Recovery Project. I deliver educational programmes to aid recovery and to build mental health resilience and well-being. I have a background in training and education and a Degree in Community Development. I have worked within the community and voluntary sector for 20 years designing and delivering community based projects. I was first introduced to WRAP in November 2018 and after completing my WRAP Level 1 course I have really integrated the WRAP concept and values into both my personal and professional life. WRAP empowered me to regain personal responsibility and to know that I am the expert in myself.

I am a "two hat", a person who has struggled to maintain my own mental health and wellness while working in mental health in variety of roles, including case manager, mental health educator, and CMHA program supervisor. I have used my own WRAP for over ten years.Becoming a certified WRAP Facilitator was one of my dreams. I lived in the US for most of my life, and I am comfortable with both countries' system of care.

I was first introduced to WRAP working with Western Trust Recovery College in 2014. I completed my own WRAP and feel I can now identify What I'm like when I'm Well, Things I need to do everyday to stay well and things I might need to do occasionally. I have a wellness toolbox which includes gardening, walking, learning new things and several more.

Yohanca is a PhD candidate and has been teaching in the area of mental health for several years. She is very friendly, professional and a good listener. She is passionate about teaching and facilitating workshops to support people to enhance their mental well-being.