Sarah Bray is a social worker who most recently transitioned to working at the Operational Stress Injury Clinic. Prior to that she has worked in Community Mental Health and Addictions within the Central Zone for the last seven years. Her focus during her first few years in community had been specific to substance use disorders and concurrent disorders, but shifted in more later years to offering treatment to individuals who struggle to regulate their emotions. Prior to working in Community Mental Health and Addictions Sarah worked in Youth Health Centers which has given her the opportunity to work with youth and appreciate the unique challenges they face.
Sarah had the opportunity to complete the Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention Interprofessional Program at the Learning Institute several years ago, and has applied skills and knowledge from the course to practice ever since. She saw the direct benefits and difference this course has made not only in her confidence to complete suicide risk assessments and interventions but the benefits that have come to the individuals she worked with. As a result, she is passionate about this work and has been connected to the Learning Institute off and on since 2018, however re-joined the team full time in September 2021.
When Sarah finds free time she loves to get out and about with her dog, Jake, go anywhere she doesn't have to cook her own meal, and travel the world (hoping to pick this back up soon!). Sarah believes strongly in the need for self-care and balance, especially for those who work in the health care field.
902-718-7956 | Sarah.Bray@nshealth.ca