Dianne has more than 30 years' experience as a teacher and educator. She has been involved in the development of many different ways to learn. Her mental health experience includes personal experience of depression and anxiety in her early life and supporting others who experience significant mental distress in their lives. She is passionate about the possibilties that come when people are treated with respect and given the chance to foster their strengths.
Dianne is the Director of Mind Recovery CollegeTM.
Anton’s experiential knowledge in mental health motivated him to explore and contribute to improve mental health and wellbeing of people. He believes that by choosing, challenging and eventually changing the environment around us and our beliefs, new life and reality can emerge and come into being. Anton has worked with the Personal Helpers & Mentors Program as a Recovery Mentor supporting participants in their recovery journey. Anton’s lived experience inspired him to design and deliver a range of prevention & recovery oriented workshops through which he promotes self-care, self-awareness, hope, choice and empowerment.
Emma has worked in the Mental Health Sector and Education for last 10 years. Emma has a diploma in Mental Health Sciences, Masters in Sociology and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy. Emma is passionate about recovery and her work is informed by her own personal experiences and a strong conviction that anything is possible if you hold hope, have support and hold dreams and goals to inspire you. Emma has lived and worked in many different countries, and these experiences have informed her work with people, and confirm her belief in the capacity for people to transform their lives despite their challenges.
Sue loves learning new things. Her professional life has been extremely diverse, having worked in a number of different countries and has enjoyed the challenges and diversity of many cultures she has worked alongside. Sue believes it is the fact someone believes in you and can hold the hope for you that can make the difference.
Tracey is passionate about the importance of lived experience and peer support. She works for Mind Australia both as a teacher at the Mind Recovery College and as a Community Mental Health Practitioner – Peer Practitioner. In all her work Tracey utilises her own lived experience of mental ill health. She strongly believes in a respectful and shared, recovery focussed approach. Tracey has experience facilitating discussions on many aspects of recovery such as goal setting, knowing your own values, and strategies around self-care with regard to mental health.
Carly is an outreach worker in the PHaM’s program and has been working in peer lead services or in a peer role for 3 years. She has a degree in psychology and a strong advocate for individuals with mental ill health living a full life.
Linda is currently working for Mind as an outreach Community Mental Health Practitioner with the ICSP program. She brings her knowledge of supporting clients with their recovery goals to the role. Linda has degrees in Social Work and Legal Studies. She believes that it is important for individuals to be given every opportunity to assist in their journey.
Kim believes in the joy and wellbeing inherent in every person. As Learning and Development Consultant at MRC, Wangaratta campus, Kim is looking forward to using her educational background and experience in connecting with people from diverse backgrounds to facilitate people in claiming responsibility for their own wellbeing, leading them to a more joyful and purposeful way of living.