Amongst other things, I have lived experience supporting a loved one who has experienced an eating disorder. I have five children and do this work in the hope that I may be able to assist families/carers experiencing the same thing. I am passionate about strongly advocating for improved service delivery that is respectful and inclusive of Family/Carers.
I am committed to developing the Lived Experience workforce, including substantive and appropriate professional development, meaningful career progression, and improvements in governance through the principles of co-design and co-production.
I have lived experience supporting a loved one who has experienced an eating disorder. I also work at CEED - the Victorian Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders as the Team Leader, Lived Experience. I am also a member of the executive of CLEW and a committee member on several Department of Health committees.
I have much experience in developing, delivering and co-facilitating training for both clinicians, and family/carers.
Currently engaged in developing the National and Victorian Strategy for Eating Disorders with varying bodies and the Department of Health.
My current role/work
I currently work at CEED - the Victorian Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders as the Team Leader, Lived Experience. CEED is a State-wide service. CEED provides leadership and support through clinical consultation, training, resource and service development, to build quality and sustainable eating disorder treatment responses within the public specialist mental health service. I lead a team of lived experience professionals in this work.
Intentional Peer Support Training
Single Session Thinking/ Family Consultation
Culturally Responsive Practice.
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - current
My approach to supervision
I believe the reflective and collaborative stance I implement is helpful to maintaining the focus of sessions on the needs of the supervisee and preserving the supervision relationship. I value open discussion believe that the supervisee is the expert in their experiences, holding the answers to their dilemmas.
The family/carer workforce discipline is emergent and growing, so too within that discipline, is the speciality area of eating disorders. While I have a special interest in eating disorders and am passionate about supporting this workforce, I also have a broader understanding of current workforce issues and advancements. I have the years of experience, understand the history of the workforce and up-to-date knowledge to support this very important development phase of the workforce.