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Karen Richards

Mental Health advisor and researcher

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Who I Am


For 6 years Karen was a volunteer telephone counsellor with Lifeline Melbourne. Karen has been employed by Wesley Mission Melbourne as a suicide intervention trainer, facilitating Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshops since 2005.  

She also has a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and is a warm and competent trainer. Karen brings a practical perspective of understanding mental health issues to the team. The relationship between human well-being and the environment is a core area of evidence interest to the team at Evidentiary.

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