Jasmin Wilson is a proud Aboriginal woman and part of the “Stolen Generations” whose family originally came from the Northern Territory.
Jasmin has a passion for the AOD and mental health sector as she has seen the devastating and fracturing effects they have had on her community. Jasmin has lived experience with drug addiction and knows first hand how debilitating it can be for not just the person struggling with addiction, but also their families and wider community. She also knows that with the right supports in place, how empowering and fulfilling living a sober life can be.
Her educational background includes Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use), Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use) (deferred), Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. She is an accredited Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA) facilitator and is an Accredited Advance Clinical Resource Therapy Practitioner and Trainer (Resource Therapy International).
Jasmin has spent most of her career studying and learning about best practice, evidence based treatment options, for both mental health and drug and alcohol issues. She believes it is an important area to learn about and finds it amazing how with the right treatment options and support networks someone can turn their life around against all odds and live a happy, productive and fulfilling life.
Jasmin has worked in the AOD sector for over 10years, and currently works with the Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Drug Council SA as the Health Promotion officer and Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid facilitator.
Her vison is to help indigenous people find healthy coping mechanisms and ensure they are given opportunities to take ownership over their lives and heal the fragmented story and family lines caused by the devastating affects of marginalization and colonialism.