I am a social worker and have been working in the field of public mental health for the last 15 years. I am currently in a leadership role supporting the social work team in one of the busy and rapidly growing health care systems contributing towards improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of mental health services.

In my current role, I support over 35 social workers, working in different clinical settings, in their delivery of care and improved outcomes and quality of life for clients.

Social work, like many other helping professions, is more than a job. It is a calling often embedded in our value system.  It becomes a part of who we are as caring individuals coming from a place of care and compassion for the other persons’ experience while working alongside some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

 I enjoy supporting the health professionals  I supervise in their practise sharing my knowledge and skills while encouraging  self-care as part of the process.  This helps maintain the enthusiasm, commitment and dedication the work requires while keeping both personal and organisational perspective in mind.  

Being a clinical health worker in public mental health and working intersectionally across different areas including: family services, family violence,  non-for-profit, organisations. This provides me with a diversified perspective on the needs of our healthcare and community workers. 

Good quality supervision is a way of meaningfully supporting our workforce.  It is something that I am professionally committed to having worked in the field and understanding some of the pressures and challenges we, as health care workers experience. I am passionate about the importance of professional guidance, support and supervision.

I am trained and experienced in different models of professional supervision, critical debriefing practise  and theories of organisational change.  

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