the co-creator and chief non-conformist
Robyn is a straight shooting Aussie who is known to be non-conformist! She is the co-founder of Robyn Priest LIVE YOUR TRUTH, a mental health and peer support education and strategy firm.
Her Post Graduate Diploma involved majoring in Social Research Methods, public Policy and Health care. She has extensive experience working in business, government and non-profit organizations. Known as the Peer Support 'Guru', Robyn has been involved in the development and training of mental health and peer services for over 20 years and in 10 different countries.
She has completed, as part of an international team of consultants, the Mental Health Commission of Canada's "Making the Case for Peer Support". A Report that recommended the development of national guidelines for Peer Support programs. She is seen as one of the premier experts on peer support, internationally.
In 2016 she won the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) Lifetime International Achievement Award. Known as the horse whisperer for mental health advocates, she is a highly sought after public speaker.
Her signature strengths are authentically connecting with people, making shit fun and simplifying the message.
Robyn's passion is helping people go from surviving to thriving.
the mental health momager and co-creator
Charlotte's kind and approachable demeanor make her a hot commodity in the mental health world. A woman who believes that there is good in everyone, Charlotte uses her lived experience raising resilient daughters to bring awareness and support to families living with mental health issues.
As a solution focused coach, Charlotte works with parents of children struggling with mental health challenges as well as addiction to support, advocate and provide strategies for success and recovery. She talks about the parallel process, when one member of the family is struggling it affects everyone in the family. To Charlotte, family means whatever family means to them. It is not always family of origin.
Her work in mental health has been recognized with the Heroes of Mental Health award by CMHA as well as hundreds of thank "yous" from families around the world.
Her education, coupled with her track record helping families find the resources they need, has given her the street cred. needed to make a difference.
Charlotte is the mental health momager and co-creator at Robyn Priest LIVE YOUR TRUTH and believes whole heartedly in Peer Support and its role in Mental Wellness.
If Letters Matter...
BHMS – Bachelor Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Australia
BEd(St) – Bachelor of Education Studies, University of Queensland, Australia
PGDPH – Post Graduate Diploma Public Health – University of Otago, New Zealand
BPE – Bachelor Physical Education University of British Columbia, Canada
B.Ed. – Bachelor of Education , University of British Columbia, Canada
MA – Master Arts, Education, University of Ottawa, Canada
University of Manitoba Applied Counselling Certification Program
Manitoba's first Certified Peer Support Provider with Peer Support Canada
Charlotte Tooley Sytnyk
Solution Focused Coach. ICF member