Mental Health is Health-Keeping the dialogue open
Oct 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Susan Davis E D Gerstein Crisis Centre
Mental Health is Health-Keeping the dialogue open

Susan Davis is the Executive Director at Gerstein Crisis Centre, a 24 hour Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Centre in Toronto. She has over 30 years of experience in the community mental health and addiction field with many years in direct service as well as leadership.  Susan is a leader in the development of innovative services, partnerships and systems that improve access to the supports people need and that recognize the impact of the social determinants of health on people’s overall well-being.  She has worked collaboratively across sectors to better serve people dealing with mental health and addiction difficulties including Police Services. She has trained police officers around community based crisis intervention and mental health as well she has served on police committees related to mental health and addiction responses.  Susan has been instrumental in the development of the Mental Health and Justice Network and the Downtown and Toronto Region Human Service and Justice Coordinating Committees.   She has served on a number of Boards and is currently on the board of Working for Change, a social enterprise organization that provides employment opportunities for individuals living with mental health and addiction issues.