Meet The Team
Steven is the Training Coordinator at Threshold Training Network.
As an early school leaver with little or no career guidance Steven was drawn towards supporting people. It was his belief in the untapped potential of people that can be marginalised that guided his early career. His experiences of volunteering in the local community with youth and working abroad in orphanages in Mombassa, Kenya, made him decide to pursue a degree in social care. After many adventures and a while spent globetrotting, he went to college as a mature student. On achieving his Social Care degree he began working with Threshold Training Network in 2010. It has been here that he developed his understanding of mental health recovery and has been part of the leadership team to weave this model throughout all the organisations services.
He co-ordinates the education and training programmes, supporting both the students and trainers in the completion of portfolios and achievement of major awards (on The National Framework of Qualifications). Facilitating groups is close to his heart. He has introduced many, many students to mindfulness meditation, gratitude practices and auricular acupuncture for stress and anxiety reduction.
In his spare time he can be found in his garden enjoying nature or teaching Buddy, his dog, the joy of meditating in the outdoors.
Emer is the Education and Wellbeing Project Worker at TTN.
She completed her degree in Social Care Practice at Tallaght University (TU)Dublin and was first introduced to TTN during her final year when she did her work placement here. Having made an impression, a few years later, Emer followed her heart back to TTN and joined the team.
Born and raised in Dublin, Emer previously worked with special needs children and with older people. In her role as Education and Wellbeing Project Worker, she, with the Training Coordinator supports the students to complete the various modules to obtain certification. She also works with students one to one, problem solving and setting goals for their wellbeing.
She is passionate about mental health and education. She trained up as a WRAP facilitator and holds a certificate in Training Development and Delivery. She enjoys facilitating meditation and mindfulness colouring workshops.
Having a fond appreciation of nature and wildlife, Emer unwinds by taking long walks through the many green hills and parks around her native Tallaght, often accompanied by her little dog, Prince.
Alicia du Toit
Alicia is the Guidance Coordinator at Threshold Training Network
Born and bred in Cape Town, South Africa, Alicia qualified as a Social Worker and worked with adolescents and adults in substance dependency. A keen explorer, Alicia brought her passion and curly head over to Ireland in 2017. For the past three years she has worked supporting people in workplaces mentally and emotionally. She holds an Honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology and most recently completed studies in employee wellness.
Her early experience of working as a Social Worker supporting vulnerable groups led her to Threshold Training. As a Guidance Co-ordinator she combines her passion, past experience and studies to motivate and empower students to take the next step in their future. She is a certified mediator with the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland.
In her free time, Alicia enjoys baking and all things DIY! She is also a keen road-tripper and is exploring Ireland from coast to coast.