THE ORIGINS OF
FOCUSED MENTAL EDUCATION
How it all began...
It all started more than 20 years ago when Damien recognised the importance for education, curiosity, and good mental health for all people, in our personal lives, the workplace and abroad.
As a Sociologist and as a Mental Health Professional Damien knew how important it is to consider the bigger picture for a healthy society, how knowledge is a catalyst for positive systemic change in our society. It was in February 2022 that Damien decided if not now then when, hence Focused Mental Education was conceived and made a passionate reality.
If you've arrived here it's no coincidence that you may agree that knowledge expels fear of the unknown, but fosters curiosity, change and growth, removes communal barriers, stigmas and myths.
It would please Focused Mental Education nothing better than to aid you on your journey of education, curiosity, courage and good mental health.
Meet the Owner of Focused Mental Education
Throughout Damien’s career he has been fortunate enough to share his knowledge of mental health with colleagues and stakeholders in many different settings including but not limited to community, private enterprise, corporate and government workforces.
Each environment has given Damien a rare and diverse insight of mental health in our society at large. As a Sociologist, and as a Mental Health Professional, Damien is currently positioned at a leading Primary Health Network (PHN) provider knowing how important the bigger picture is for a healthy society, how knowledge is a catalyst for positive systemic change in our society, and how sharing knowledge can enhance others around us.
Damien was recently featured (May 2021) on SafeWork NSW for his contributions and perspective about the emphasis and importance of mental health in the workplaces and abroad.
Damien is patient and passionate, being more than happy to aid you on your journey of education, curiosity, courage and good mental health.
Qualifications & Accreditations
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
Diploma of Management
Certificate IV of Training & Assessment
Certificate IV of Alcohol & Other Drugs
Certificate IV of Mental Health (Non-Clinical)
Licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Facing Anxiety Support Group Facilitator
Sociologist / Consultant / Facilitator