About Psyched Solutions
Psyched Solutions was founded by the Principal Consultant,Trainer and Facilitator Sharon Orapeleng BBsc (Psych), Post GradDip, Masters (Behaviour Management)
We offer a broad spectrum of services to individuals, community organisations, gorvenment and business groups. These include but are not limited to:
- Mental Health Awareness Training (inc. Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Stigma Reduction Course and Personal Development Courses)
- Cultural/Diversity Consulting
- Corporate and Community Leadership and Mentoring
- Public speaking (MC)
- Motivational speaking
- Cultural Consultancy
- Event Management
- Grant Writing for Community Groups
- Stakeholder Engagement
About Sharon Orapeleng
Sharon is a tireless community advocate for social inclusion and social justice with passion for raising community awareness on issues in relation to mental health, domestic violence, disability, diversity, equity and equality as well working with government and other stakeholders on policies to improve services for all Australians.
She was honoured in 2013 as one of the 125 Leading Women in Queensland by YWCA and recognized as one of the 100 most influential African Australians by Celebration of African Australians Inc. Sharon is a recognized keynote speaker, event host, change maker and a social entrepreneur.
She is a mental health professional, a cultural diversity consultant to government, non-government organisations and private corporations. She has been delivering Mental Health First Aid as an accredited Instructor to government, non-government organizations and general community for 6 years. She has also worked in senior roles in disability services, mental health, community development, project management and policy in government and non-government sector for 10 years.
Sharon has university degrees in Behavioral Sciences (Psychology and Neuro Science) from LaTrobe University-Melbourne, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Behavior Management-Bond University- GoldCoast.
As well as being an accomplished mental health professional, Sharon's other significant contributions has been her tireless efforts as an advocate and a respected community leader including as the past President of the Queensland African Communities Council. She sits in a number of boards and advisory committees including White Ribbon – Qld Executive Committee, National CALD Reference Group on Domestic Violence-White Ribbon, AFL Queensland Diversity Advisory Board, Secretary for the Federation of African Communities Councils in Australia, Advisor with the Women Federation for World Peace, Board member with Queensland Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) and others. She was a member of the Queensland's Ministerial Multicultural Roundtable in 2012 - 2014 to the then Qld State Minister for Multicultural Affairs Hon Glen Elmes .
As social entrepreneur, Sharon created her two businesses Kalahari Designs and Psyched Solutions to support and benefit a number of community projects she is passionate about including supporting marginalized women and children in Botswana and South Africa. She is one of the founders and Director for her family's Orphan Care Center in Botswana which support over 60 vulnerable and orphaned children and young people.
Psyched Solutions can also tailor training to suit the specific needs of any group or organisation.