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Dr Stephen Spencer on why he created Coach 2 Cope: Psychological First Aid

Dr Stephen Spencer first started his nursing career following the birth of his daughter. On that day, he and his wife were cared for by a male midwife, this planted the seed for him to pursue a nursing career. His first few years was working in a medium-secure Forensic Mental Health Unit. During this time he recognised many of the men he nursed in this setting had significant challenges during their formative, developmental years. He learnt quickly that early intervention and support for young people can have life-long impacts. This was the motivation for him to start working with young people in an acute mental health unit and the formation of EquiEnergy Youth.