Irene Gallagher has played an active role in the consumer and carer movement for more than 20 years. She is passionate about using her voice as a consumer and supporting others on their recovery journey to find hope and lead purposeful and meaningful lives.
Irene has acted as a Consumer and Carer representative on a number of local and state committees including the Board of Trustees of NSW CAG, Deputy Chair of the Consumer Worker Committee (NSW CAG), and subcommittee member with MHDAO.
Irene is a qualified psychotherapist and certified mindfulness practitioner. She has worked as a program manager and counsellor in both community managed mental health services and private practice. Irene is also an experienced trainer, currently working as a trainer of the Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work for MHCC, Education Coordinator for the Recovery College and Consumer Partnerships Coordinator for South East Sydney LHD.