Through work, I had the privilege of meeting and coaching people from all walks of life. I developed a deeper interest in understanding people better and helping them overcome their individual challenges. While working through my own challenges I recognized a need amongst family and friends for easily accessible voluntary informal counselling support. I subsequently pursued a Diploma in Counselling and training under a Clinical Psychologist to be able to volunteer as a Counselling Technician. I’m really excited to be a part of the Kalyana initiative to provide voluntary mental health support. We’re living in incredibly trying times but I believe we will prevail with a little help.