Alec King 

Communications lead

Fellow Workers

Alec King is the communications lead for Canadian Mental Health Association Durham. He has worked in Community Mental Health for over 20 years. 

Rev. Michlynn Walton

Owner, GrandDad Cares

Fellowship

Cordelia Clarke Julien

Change Management Specialist

Foundational Self​​

Michael Opoku, founder and owner of PINDAB LTD, community leader and member of the Carion Fenn Foundation Durham Wellness Network. 

Natasha Halliday, MA, CYCP, Speaker, has been working in mental health for over 20 years with a specific focus on youth. She has worked in variety of settings including hospitals, schools and community agencies. Natasha believes that we all possess resilience. She is dedicated to uncovering the resilience already there, foster and build resilience where needed, and demonstrating how to grow through adversity. Natasha has facilitated trainings on mental health forensics, and conducted community presentations on a various mental health topics. She has been teaching in the Child and Youth Care Program for over 10 years.  Natasha has shared her expertise at conferences, on radio podcasts, in workshops, seminars, mental health forums and community events.

Natasha Halliday, MA, CYCP 

Child & Youth Practitioner


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Cordelia Clarke Julien

Change Management Specialist

Foundational Self​​

Heather is a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in the health care and social service industry. She has extensive knowledge and experience in health education, health promotion, disease prevention, mental health and occupational health. Her experience and expertise in various fields such as; behavioural science, epidemiology and fundamental health sciences allows Heather to play a multi-faceted role in influencing and supporting businesses and organizations to promote and maintain the health of employees in the workplace. Heather uses prevention, protection, and pro-active health solutions to create and implement effective health and wellness programs for the workplace to improve employee health, minimize illness transmission and create a productive, healthy, and safe work environment. Heather is an active and strong advocate for social and health equality for members of the community. She believes in putting the individual first and creating a healthy community through empowering its members to live a holistic and expansive life. Heather volunteers for various committees and boards dedicated to healthcare, social equality and community development.

Join the Chat on January 21, 2021 at 7pm EST focusing on Anxiety with back to school plans.

Change is good.  Change is grief. Change is growth.  That is the mantra of Cordelia Clarke Julien, a Change Management Specialist with over 20+ years of change and transformation experience. As a self-profess change agent, Cordelia is well-known for her enthusiastic embrace of life changes. Whether as a professional public speaker, or through her life-change coaching sessions, Cordelia helps people to find the change and transformation they desperately seek. @myelevasyon.

Together We Are Stronger®

Being a Autism and Mental Health Advocate has always been a big part of my world. Autistic people can enjoy the same rights, quality of life as any neurotypical person, with proper support and resources readily available.

Mental Health is extremely important for those living with autism and their parents/caregivers to ensure their emotional, psychological and social well-being. Being healthy emotionally can promote productivity and effectiveness especially for caregivers who feel helpless when caring for a child who has many special needs.

My advocacy will always be the good fight. Sending virtual hugs to all, you aren’t alone. 

Dr. Natalie Apparicio-Farrell is an Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities, Canada’s leading full-service investment firm. She provides comprehensive solutions for the complex financial needs of healthcare professionals, women business owners and high net worth families using a family-focused, goal-oriented approach to wealth management. Natalie obtained her medical degree in 2005 at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, and have over eight years’ experience in the healthcare industry. As a firm believer in ongoing education, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), with an additional focus in healthcare administration. 

Alec King is the communications lead for Canadian Mental Health Association Durham. He has worked in Community Mental Health for over 20 years. 

Join the Chat on November 25, 2020 at 7pm EST focusing on managing stress during the holidays and how to handle family, finance, fellow workers, foundational self and fellowship.

Change is good.  Change is grief. Change is growth.  That is the mantra of Cordelia Clarke Julien, a Change Management Specialist with over 20+ years of change and transformation experience.  As a self-profess change agent, Cordelia is well-known for her enthusiastic embrace of life changes. Whether as a professional public speaker, or through her life-change coaching sessions, Cordelia helps people to find the change and transformation they desperately seek. @myelevasyon.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7pm EST

​​Managing stress during the holidays

Heather Fre​mpong, RN, BScN,

Registered Nurse​ / Mental Health 

Event Host

Michael Opuku

Founder & Owner, PINDAB LTD​​​​

Heather is a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in the health care and social service industry. She has extensive knowledge and experience in health education, health promotion, disease prevention, mental health and occupational health. Her experience and expertise in various fields such as; behavioural science, epidemiology and fundamental health sciences allows Heather to play a multi-faceted role in influencing and supporting businesses and organizations to promote and maintain the health of employees in the workplace. Heather uses prevention, protection, and pro-active health solutions to create and implement effective health and wellness programs for the workplace to improve employee health, minimize illness transmission and create a productive, healthy, and safe work environment. Heather is an active and strong advocate for social and health equality for members of the community. She believes in putting the individual first and creating a healthy community through empowering its members to live a holistic and expansive life. Heather volunteers for various committees and boards dedicated to healthcare, social equality and community development.

Natasha Halliday, MA, CYCP, Speaker, has been working in mental health for over 20 years with a specific focus on youth. She has worked in variety of settings including hospitals, schools and community agencies. Natasha believes that we all possess resilience. She is dedicated to uncovering the resilience already there, foster and build resilience where needed, and demonstrating how to grow through adversity. Natasha has facilitated trainings on mental health forensics, and conducted community presentations on a various mental health topics. She has been teaching in the Child and Youth Care Program for over 10 years.  Natasha has shared her expertise at conferences, on radio podcasts, in workshops, seminars, mental health forums and community events.

Rev. Michlynn Walton has been connected to the Elemental Energies from a very early age. She draws on the energies unique properties as a means to navigate her journey and learn about the world we live in. Her accreditation's include: Ordained Metaphysical Reverend, Reiki, Soul Retrieval, Quantum Touch, EFT, and Sound Vibration Healing Teacher/Mentor/ Practitioner - Public speaker, Energy Intuitive - Spiritual Workshop & Retreat Facilitator - Birth & Death Doula, Grief Counselor & Hospice Worker. Rev Michlynn shares her gifts all over the world. 

Covid-19 Virtual Mental Health Chat

Carion Fenn Foundation in partnership with the Ajax Legion presents our topic-base Live Interactive Virtual Mental Health Chat that provides participants the opportunity to gain information, get support and ask questions, providing support through various mental health and wellness experts, advocates and community members to help with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Our chat not only helps to encourage social engagement, but also promotes participation and maintaining relationships as part of championing mental wellness. Individuals don’t have to go through this pandemic alone.


Our Chat is free and runs for 1.5 hours in length with 50 minutes speaking time and then 40 minutes dedicated for an interactive session with participants where our host fields questions to the speakers.

Our overall speaker line up include experts such as Canadian Mental Health Association Durham, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Psychologist, Change Management Specialist, Youth & Child Practitioner, Holistic Healer, Nurse, Counsellor and other experts. 

Once registered on Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link that you can use to join the live chat on the from 7pm – 8:30pm EST. FREE event open to the public. Please share this event with family, friends, and contacts. 

​Suzi Panovska-Guarrasi 

Durham Crew

Mom with an Autistic Child


Alec King 

Communications lead

Fellow Workers

Dr. Natalie Apparicio-Farrell

Investment Advisor

RBC Dominion Securities

Finance

Heather Fre​mpong, RN, BScN,

Registered Nurse​ / Mental Health 

Family

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7pm EST

​​​​Anxiety with back to school plans

Natasha Halliday, MA, CYCP 

Child & Youth Practitioner

​​Event Host

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