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Arielle Cairns

Teen Mentor

Hey! My name is Arielle and I am a volunteer for New Beginnings. I have suffered severe traumas from aged 12-19, I am a recovering self-harmer and suicide attempts survivor with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among other struggles. Despite these challenges, I am highly empathetic and intuitive when reading body language with individuals struggling with their mental health. I have a very strong desire and drive to support others with their challenges in hopes of saving lives and making a difference. This is why I am so grateful to be a part of the team as this is exactly what the founder Stacey created New Beginnings for. I also hope to help destigmatize disorders brought on by severe trauma.

Ari's Qualifications and Education:

English Language 7

English Literature 6

L2 Music Distinction Star

L3 Music Performance Extended Diploma Merit

Suicide Awareness Training Course Zero Alliance

Mental Health First Aid 2 Day Course

Ari's Experience:

Mental Health First Aid Course in 2022

Acted as an unofficial primary carer for two individuals with severe mental health challenges.

I have experience successfully bringing people down from suicidal ideation.

I have experience with bringing an individual to the hospital, Great Oaks, and encouraging them to seek medical advice and medication with their General Practitioner, speaking on their behalf when required.

I have experience babysitting a troubled child at a young age.

I have experience mediating and dealing with argumentative and challenging individuals.

Ari's Skills:

Highly empathetic

Intuitive to body language

Compassion and kindness

Mental Health informed

MHFA Course

Suicide Awareness Course

Creative and musical

Confident in supporting others

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