Workplace Mental Health Psychologist & Consultant
Sadhbh’s work is strongly underpinned by her many years’ experience and rich body of study in the field
of psychology. She attained an Honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology and completed a PhD in mindfulness and psychological resilience at the Faculty of Medicine UNSW and The Black Dog Institute. Sadhbh has spent over 16 years working in the mental health arena. She has significant experience providing evidence-based psychological therapy to those struggling with common mental health conditions as well as those recovering from trauma, bereavement and workplace injury. Sadhbh is also a qualified Meditation and Yoga Teacher.
Since 2012 Sadhbh's work and research has focused on workplace mental health. She is an External Fellow with the Workplace Mental Health Research Team at The Black Dog Institute and UNSW. Under the guidance of Professor Samuel Harvey, her PhD research involved the development and evaluation of an online mindfulness-based resilience program for Australian first responders. Sadhbh co-founded Mindarma (previously RAW Mind Coach) in 2016 with the support of UNSW Innovations to help bring this evidence-based program to various workplaces (www.mindarma.com). The program has since been adopted as a core workplace mental health initiative by numerous organisations including New South Wales Ambulance, TAFE Queensland, Ambulance Victoria, Queensland SES, Reuters, Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Western Australia, FRNSW, Queensland Rural Fire Service, NSW TAFE, The Black Dog Institute, UNSW- LAW, Department of Communities and Justice NSW, WorkSafe ACT, PacificHydro, Australian Human Rights Commission, UNICEF, NSW Health Pathology and NSW Health.
In 2018 the program was awarded a Mental Health Matters Award by the NSW Mental Health Commission. In 2019 the program received a "highly commended" trophy from the NSW Government at The Resilient Australia Awards for developing mindfulness-based resilience training for NSW emergency service agencies. In 2019, Fire and Rescue NSW received the Leading Practise in Mental Health Award from AFAC for the implementation of a customised version of the program for their first responder workforce.
In 2021, Sadhbh was awarded the Australian Psychological Society DGPP Significant Contribution Award which encourages excellence and highlights the achievements of registered psychologists.
Sadhbh's compassionate and open nature and her evidence-based approach to workplace mental health has drawn a diverse range of clients. The impact of her work has afforded Sadhbh the privilege of supporting leaders, managers and peer supporters in creating meaningful and positive changes to protect the long term mental health of their colleagues, team members and friends.