About Us-Mental Health Educators

Driven by an obsession for better outcomes in workplace mental health, Pedro Diaz founded The Mental Health Recovery Institute as a boutique educational resource for managers serious about creating immediate and sustainable changes for their organisation’s mental health.

Our aim is to prepare managers to care for their team’s mental health. Most managers have never been trained in mental health, yet they are expected to know how to do it well.

Managers are key influencers at work. People observe, learn and replicate what they do. By educating managers about how to prevent, manage and respond to mental health issues in the workplace, everyone benefits.

As a national organisation with mental health workplace specialists in every state, and ready to travel, we are strategically positioned to serve our clients. And unlike traditional models of mental health, our focus on mental health recovery, promotes empowerment not disability.

In short, we equip leaders with the skills to build the mental health of their teams. We help them know what to say, and what to do, to get the whole team back on track and performing sustainably.

The Mental Health Recovery Institute in the News

What Makes Us Different

Tailored to your workplace

Our courses and consulting services deal with mental health in the workplace context, focusing on actual workplace scenarios and drawing on concepts from HR and psychology.

Built on cutting-edge mental health research

Our thinking and approach is based around the Recovery Model and is shaped by the latest thinking in mental health research.

In-depth, real-life experience

Our team consists of experienced psychologists and workplace clinicians, some with lived experience of mental distress and all with specialist knowledge of the workplace context.

Highly qualified professionals

Our workplace mental health specialists are tertiary qualified professionals with years of experience.

Skills-based & interactive

Leaders need practical skills to apply in real world situations. Courses are hands on, facilitated in a Masterclass format, with personal support when needed.

We get results

Our approach is highly practical and experiential, so that managers walk away with real tools to get immediate and sustainable results.

Meet the team

Pedro Diaz

http://www.pedrodiaz.com.au

Pedro Diaz is the Chief Executive Officer for The Mental Health Recovery Institute.

Pedro Diaz is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker, mental health educator, and author of ‘Reclaim Your Power’. Pedro has worked in a major insurance company as a psychological injury expert, as well as in community mental health services as a senior manager, where he is known for his expertise in change management, and the development of Recovery Oriented programs and workforces.
Having experienced mental distress (bipolar disorder) and having recovered, Pedro understands first hand the challenges of returning to work after mental distress.
  • Author ‘Reclaim Your Power’
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
  • Bachelor Social Work
  • Former President of the NSW Australian Association of Social Workers

Emi Golding

Emi is a registered Psychologist, associate member of the APS, and NLP Results coach and trainer.
As a psychologist, Emi has worked in the mental health sector, gaining experience at the front line, and at a managerial level. Emi was also an expert panel member in the development of guidelines for organisations on the prevention of mental disorders in the workplace.
In addition to training, Emi is a mental health project consultant, and provides recovery oriented clinical supervision to teams, as well as psychological services to individuals in private practice.
  • Registered Psychologist
  • Bachelor Science (Hons Psych)
  • Associate Member Australian Psychological Society
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • NLP Trainer & Advanced Results Coach
  • Accredited Trainer of Collaborative Recovery Model
  • Accredited Trainer of Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, Certificate IV Mental Health & AOD

Alison

Alison has more than 17 years of experience in workplace psychology.
Her professional experience encompasses 6 years of service as a Psychology Officer with the Australian Army, and many years providing workplace counselling, personnel assessment, and research.
Alison is adept at helping leaders to gain a competitive edge in business, and influence positive outcomes for their team and the organisation, especially in relation to health and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Psychologist (non-practicing)
  • Master Organisational Psychology
  • Bachelor Psychology (Organisational Psychology)
  • Master NLP Practitioner
  • Advanced Sub-conscious Reprogramming

Brian

Brian is a registered psychologist and associate member of the Australian Psychological Society
Brian has many years of experience in the assessment of individuals at all levels
In addition, he has extensive experience in the administration, integration and interpretation of various psychometric and selection instruments for senior leaders, such as strategic and in-tray exercises, competency based interviewing, coaching role plays and a range of psychometric tools
  • Diploma of Professional Practice from the College of Professional Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Science and Honours degree in Psychology from Charles Sturt University

Wayne

Wayne is a highly experienced and knowledgeable mental health consultant, counsellor and trainer.
Wayne is passionate about assisting organisations to adopt sound, practical mental health practices that ensure a positive ROI, both at the human and financial level.
Following a 24 year career in the police force, Wayne changed direction. Since then, Wayne has held various leadership, management and senior executive roles, and has been a representative on national committees (NEDC & NADON), member organisation of Beyond Blue and ANZAED, and board member of the Mental Health Coalition of SA.
  • Master Social Work
  • Certificate IV TAE
  • Bachelor Psychology, Mental & Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Trish

Trish is a mental health first responder educator for The Mental Health Recovery Institute, specialising in workplaces.
With over 20 years experience in the Mental Health field, Trish comes to The Mental Health Recovery Institute having designed, delivered and promoted education and training programs that promote mental health and wellbeing programs at the National level.
Trish has played a key role in delivering and reviewing Suicide Prevention programs, has a background in psychiatric nursing, has worked as a counselor in private practice and has delivered training in counseling skills and mental health recovery.
  • Diploma in Mental Health and AOD
  • Certificate IV Mental Health-Recovery Orientated Practice
  • Certificate IV in Counseling Skills
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

Leon

As a highly qualified executive coach, Leon brings to the Mental Health Recovery Institute a deep insight into the challenges managers face on a daily basis and how positive psychology helps manage those challenges.

Having started his career in advertising and marketing, Leon diversified into coaching psychology and positive psychology. He has a well-balanced understanding of business and mental health at work.

He’s proud of his kids and his charity work with the Helmsman Project.
  • BBS,Dip Bus Studs, Grad Dip Psych, MSc Coach Psych
  • Affiliate Member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association
  • International Coach Federation Global Member
  • Affiliate Member of the Association for Coaching
  • International Positive Psychology Association Member
  • Affiliate Member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology
Member of professional bodies

“Practical strategies & tools to manage mental wealth & health in the workplace, coupled with knowledgeable and engaging facilitators.”


Susan Sinclair


GE Capital

Stabilise. Manage Performance. Build Resilience.
Call us on (02) 8935 3885 to request a course info pack or discuss a private course for your leaders
Driven by an obsession for better outcomes in workplace mental health, Pedro Diaz founded The Mental Health Recovery Institute as a boutique educational resource for managers serious about creating immediate and sustainable changes for their organisation’s mental health.

Our aim is to prepare managers to care for their team’s mental health. Most managers have never been trained in mental health, yet they are expected to know how to do it well.

Managers are key influencers at work. People observe, learn and replicate what they do. By educating managers about how to prevent, manage and respond to mental health issues in the workplace, everyone benefits.

As a national organisation with mental health workplace specialists in every state, and ready to travel, we are strategically positioned to serve our clients. And unlike traditional models of mental health, our focus on mental health recovery, promotes empowerment not disability.

In short, we equip leaders with the skills to build the mental health of their teams. We help them know what to say, and what to do, to get the whole team back on track and performing sustainably.

What we stand for

  • Decency, compassion and integrity in all we do
  • Managers that are equipped to act as key influencers in their team’s mental health
  • Good mental health at work that inevitably leads to high performance
  • Healthy work practices that stop brain drain and give organisations a competitive edge
  • Humane approaches to workplace mental health that ensure high performance can be maintained
  • Organisations that create cultures that help people stay connected with work and life
  • Evidence based, best practice approaches that foster recovery and high performance
  • Empowerment not disability

Why partner with us?

Tailored to your workplace

layer 1Our courses and consulting services deal with mental health in the workplace context, focusing on actual workplace scenarios and drawing on concepts from HR and psychology.

Built on cutting-edge mental health research

layer 2Our thinking and approach is based around the Recovery Model and is shaped by the latest thinking in mental health research.

In-depth, real-life experience

layer 3Our team consists of experienced psychologists and workplace clinicians, some with lived experience of mental distress and all with specialist knowledge of the workplace context.

Highly qualified professionals

layer 4Our workplace mental health specialists are tertiary qualified professionals with years of experience.

Skills-based & interactive

layer 5Leaders need practical skills to apply in real world situations. Courses are hands on, facilitated in a Masterclass format, with personal support when needed.

We get results

layer 6Our approach is highly practical and experiential, so that managers walk away with real tools to get immediate and sustainable results.

Meet the team

Pedro Diaz

http://www.pedrodiaz.com.au

Pedro is the Chief Executive Officer for The Mental Health Recovery Institute.

Pedro is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker, mental health educator, and author of ‘Reclaim Your Power’. Pedro has worked in a major insurance company as a psychological injury expert, as well as in community mental health services as a senior manager, where he is known for his expertise in change management, and the development of Recovery Oriented programs and workforces.
Having experienced mental distress (bipolar disorder) and having recovered, Pedro understands first hand the challenges of returning to work after mental distress.
  • Author ‘Reclaim Your Power’
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
  • Bachelor Social Work
  • Former President of the NSW Australian Association of Social Workers

Emi Golding

Emi is a registered Psychologist, associate member of the APS, and NLP Results coach and trainer.
As a psychologist, Emi has worked in the mental health sector, gaining experience at the front line, and at a managerial level. Emi was also an expert panel member in the development of guidelines for organisations on the prevention of mental disorders in the workplace.
In addition to training, Emi is a mental health project consultant, and provides recovery oriented clinical supervision to teams, as well as psychological services to individuals in private practice.
  • Registered Psychologist
  • Bachelor Science (Hons Psych)
  • Associate Member Australian Psychological Society
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • NLP Trainer & Advanced Results Coach
  • Accredited Trainer of Collaborative Recovery Model
  • Accredited Trainer of Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, Certificate IV Mental Health & AOD

Alison

Alison has more than 17 years of experience in workplace psychology.
Her professional experience encompasses 6 years of service as a Psychology Officer with the Australian Army, and many years providing workplace counselling, personnel assessment, and research.
Alison is adept at helping leaders to gain a competitive edge in business, and influence positive outcomes for their team and the organisation, especially in relation to health and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Psychologist (non-practicing)
  • Master Organisational Psychology
  • Bachelor Psychology (Organisational Psychology)
  • Master NLP Practitioner
  • Advanced Sub-conscious Reprogramming

Brian

Brian is a registered psychologist and associate member of the Australian Psychological Society
Brian has many years of experience in the assessment of individuals at all levels
In addition, he has extensive experience in the administration, integration and interpretation of various psychometric and selection instruments for senior leaders, such as strategic and in-tray exercises, competency based interviewing, coaching role plays and a range of psychometric tools
  • Diploma of Professional Practice from the College of Professional Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Science and Honours degree in Psychology from Charles Sturt University

Wayne

Wayne is a highly experienced and knowledgeable mental health consultant, counsellor and trainer.
Wayne is passionate about assisting organisations to adopt sound, practical mental health practices that ensure a positive ROI, both at the human and financial level.
Following a 24 year career in the police force, Wayne changed direction. Since then, Wayne has held various leadership, management and senior executive roles, and has been a representative on national committees (NEDC & NADON), member organisation of Beyond Blue and ANZAED, and board member of the Mental Health Coalition of SA.
  • Master Social Work
  • Certificate IV TAE
  • Bachelor Psychology, Mental & Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Trish

Trish is a mental health first responder educator for The Mental Health Recovery Institute, specialising in workplaces.
With over 20 years experience in the Mental Health field, Trish comes to The Mental Health Recovery Institute having designed, delivered and promoted education and training programs that promote mental health and wellbeing programs at the National level.
Trish has played a key role in delivering and reviewing Suicide Prevention programs, has a background in psychiatric nursing, has worked as a counselor in private practice and has delivered training in counseling skills and mental health recovery.
  • Diploma in Mental Health and AOD
  • Certificate IV Mental Health-Recovery Orientated Practice
  • Certificate IV in Counseling Skills
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

Leon

As a highly qualified executive coach, Leon brings to the Mental Health Recovery Institute a deep insight into the challenges managers face on a daily basis and how positive psychology helps manage those challenges.

Having started his career in advertising and marketing, Leon diversified into coaching psychology and positive psychology. He has a well-balanced understanding of business and mental health at work.

He’s proud of his kids and his charity work with the Helmsman Project.
  • BBS,Dip Bus Studs, Grad Dip Psych, MSc Coach Psych
  • Affiliate Member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association
  • International Coach Federation Global Member
  • Affiliate Member of the Association for Coaching
  • International Positive Psychology Association Member
  • Affiliate Member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology
Member of professional bodies

“Practical strategies & tools to manage mental wealth & health in the workplace, coupled with knowledgeable and engaging facilitators.”


Susan Sinclair


GE Capital

Stabilise. Manage Performance. Build Resilience.
Call us on (02) 8935 3885 to request a course info pack or discuss a private course for your leaders