Mental Health Panellists

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

In a first for Wilderness staff, we invite you to join our panel of experts to explore:

  • Who to access mental health support from.
  • The scope of mental health professionals explained and why this is so important.
  • Get answers to your mental health questions.

Meet the Panel:

Marissa Morkel

Marissa is a Clinical Psychologist who operates a private practice in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She loves the outdoors and has worked with people who live and work in remote environments. Marissa believes that psychotherapy strengthens the individual’s ability to self-actualise, allowing them to become authors of their own lives. Her other key interests include short-term trauma work, behavior modification and fostering individual growth.

Dr Simon King

Dr King is the CEO of Park.Doctor (the medical team behind Wilderness24). Simon is a medical doctor whose key focus is remote medical assistance and helping organisations like Wilderness. Simon has also worked in the field of psychiatry and applies cognitive psychology principles whilst managing cases in our regions.

Darren Graham

Darren is a registered Industrial Psychologist. Darren is passionate about working alongside Business Leaders to find innovative ways to improve their teams’ or company’s performance. He has spent most of his career working with executives and their leadership teams, improving their ability to work as a team and enhance their strategic performance. Darren has consulted with Wilderness for many years and has a sound knowledge of our people and business.

Letang Selepe

Letang is one of us! She is currently a trainer at the Wilderness office in Maun, Botswana. Letang has a deep passion for improving mental health awareness. She brings personal experience to the panel in navigating mental health challenges, breaking stigmas and supporting staff with the right information around mental health.