My passion and drive comes from working on the frontline in a Community Mental Health Organisation as a Project worker. I have the privilege of working side by side with our community members, this has given me further understanding of the challenges our members face on a daily basis and it soon led me to think outside the box explore, research and develop new programs in our local region. I am a Steering Committee member of the Mackay Regional Mental Health Network as I feel networking and forming partnerships is a key element to future Community Development opportunities. I am a Committee member of Mackay Clubhouse a new model and program for Mackay. I have been fortunate to be part of Clubhouse from the initial scoping to final implementation of current program. I enjoy my role as a facilitator of Well Ways a Carer mental health education program and a presenter of Living Proof education to young people and interested professionals on mental health.
I am currently working with the National Mental Health Commission of Australia collecting stories from individuals effected by Mental Health for the Commission’s Report Card for 2013 this will be launched in November with Publishing of a book and a short film interview of each story.
I look forward to working with and learning from the all the team from George Street Neighbourhood Centre.