Alison is a qualified Occupational Therapist who started her career in the rural South African communities and went on to open her own private practice 9 years ago. She gained extensive experience in medico-legal and insurance related assessments but her focus has shifted toward vocational rehabilitation, return to work and case management for the insurance industry. The increasing number of referrals of clients with mental health conditions compelled her to break the stigma surrounding mental health and advise companies that mental health is an issue they simply cannot afford to ignore. Due to this passion to see change, she has been invited to be the South African Ambassador for the Mad World Forum (www.madworldforum.com) in the UK. Alison is happily married with three active children. She always enjoys the outdoors and when time and energy allows, she loves to open her pop-up coffee shop from her home.