OT Mental Health Forum 2024

Keynote Speakers


Suzanne Fuzzard

Suzanne currently lives in The Adelaide Hills in South Australia and works as the Centre Manager for headspace* Murray Bridge and Victor Harbor.

Since graduating in 1989 as an Occupational Therapist she has worked in Public and Non-Government Mental Health Services in Australia and the UK.

During Suzanne’s career as an OT and Family Therapist she has worked as both a practitioner and manager that prioritises function and relationships as core components for success in her work.

Suzanne was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to visit services around the world utilising Single Session Therapy to enable greater accessibility and timeliness of services to young people. Suzanne’s work has been innovative and seen Single Session Family Consultation and Single Session Thinking transforming care in headspace centres.

Suzanne is published in:
• Hoyt, M.F., Young, J., & Rycroft, P. (Eds.). (2021) Single Session Thinking and Practice in Global, Cultural, and Familial Contexts: Expanding Applications. New York: Routledge.(Chapter 12)
• Poon, AWC., Harvey,C., Fuzzard, S., O’Hanlon, B. (2017) Implementing a family-inclusive practice model in youth mental health services in Australia. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1-8
The report can be found at: https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellow/suzanne-fuzzard-sa-2022/
*headspace is a National Youth Mental Health program funded since 2006 in Australia.