We’d like to introduce you to Sylvia Yandall, our new Crisis Services Manager. Sylvia worked in the corporate world as a Conference & Event Manager, before retraining and working with the Crisis Team at HELP.
Sylvia comes with a BA degree in psychology and sociology, and has more recently completed a degree in counselling. During her counselling training, she took placements with various community health providers, through which her relationship with HELP was formed.
Sylvia’s now responsible for overseeing our Crisis and Justice services. She supports our staff working in these areas, develops community relationships and establishes connections with other agencies in the Auckland region.
This role will see Sylvia working alongside others to ensure our most vulnerable groups are kept safe and healthy. She’ll further the work of the team through liaison with lawyers and Immigration, supporting migrant and refugee communities seeking asylum in New Zealand. She’s also involved in the working group for Keeping Safe, Feeling Safe, a People First initiative that safeguards adults with learning disabilities from abuse. We’re thrilled to have Sylvia in this role and would like to welcome her to the HELP team.