I have been facilitating both education and therapeutic groups over the last 25 years. Over the last 9 years I have been involved in writing and developing and facilitating education programs for families and carers of people with mental health challenges.
I have worked in the community sector for over 25 years in a range of roles including supporting families and working with women living in violence,
The last 9 years as a Carer advocate in the Family and Carer mental health program has seen me supporting and advocating for families and friends of people with mental health challenges, developing community resources including support groups, And have supported families to become strong advocates for themselves and for those they care about.
Growing up in a family with mental health issues has had a strong impact on me and along with a sense of social justice has led me to strive for the best possible outcomes for families and the people they care about.