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Ocean Van Samang

Trainer / Senior Advisor for Mental Health

Ocean Van Samang is a specialized trainer and mental health consultant for Safer Schools Together and has worked for over 15 years in the field of mental health and disabilities.

She is currently the Director of Child and Family Services for Inclusion in Powell River and has worked as a therapist and educator in the areas of communication, anxiety, self-esteem, resiliency, and mindfulness. Ocean has assessed youth for suicidal and self-harming behaviours in schools, community agencies, and hospitals. She has developed a curriculum for both K-12 and post-secondary institutions and collaborates with school and district teams to ensure mental wellness and trauma-informed classrooms.

In addition, she provides training and support in the areas of violent threat risk assessments, suicide prevention protocols, and mental health literacy.