Warwick

PROGRAM MANAGER
Travis Maguire

Travis Maguire is RHealth’s Programs Manager, overseeing headspace Warwick and Partners in Recovery.

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Youth Work
  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and Criminology
  • Currently studying a Bachelor of Counselling

Personal profile

Travis Maguire has worked for RHealth since June 2013. Travis's role is Programs Manager for headspace Warwick and Partners in Recovery (PIR). Travis works with the headspace and PIR teams to provide support for people across the Southern Downs region. Travis was a previous care coordinator with headspace Warwick and has a strong background in advocating for young people, intake and assessment, working with the community to provide better outcomes for young people. Travis has a history of working with young people in the community since 2009 and has established working relationships with a range of providers within the Southern Downs Region as well as working with National organisations such as the Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative.

Key Experience

  • Working with community stakeholders to ensure appropriate care and support are provided to young  people and their families
  • Promoting mental health services across the region to make certain  local providers have the most update information about RHealth services in order to assist their clients and staff.
  • Liaise with funding bodies to secure the future of programs within the RHealth organisation and search for new and creative programs to benefit clients and the community.
  • Advocating for young people and their families to service providers and coordinating specific care arrangements.

Programs/project involvement

  • headspace Warwick
  • Partners in Recovery

Contact Travis by phone 07 4661 1999

YOUTH COUNSELLOR
Lenore Neville

Lenore Neville is RHealth’s headspace Youth Counsellor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
  • Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy

Personal profile

Lenore Neville has worked for RHealth since November 2008. Lenore’s role is to provide evidence-based therapeutic counselling services within scope of practice to young people. Lenore has many years of experience within school and university counselling settings, local government, psychiatric and general hospital social work. She has also worked in private practice.

Key experience

  • Providing evidence-based therapeutic counselling
  • Establishing contacts and consulting and collaborating with clients, carers, community service providers and other health professionals

Program/project involvement

  • headspace Warwick
  • Establishment of Warwick Peace Garden

Contact Lenore by phone 07 4661 1999

YOUTH COUNSELLOR
Mark Cary

Mark Cary is RHealth’s headspace Warwick Youth Counsellor.

Qualifications

  • Counselling Psychologist

Personal profile

Mark Cary has worked for RHealth since January 2012. Mark’s role is to provide evidence-based therapeutic counselling services within scope of practice to young people.

Key experience

  • Providing evidence-based therapeutic counselling
  • Establishing contacts and consulting and collaborating with clients, carers, community service providers and other health professionals
  • Private Practice

Program/project involvement

  • headspace Warwick

Contact Mark by phone 07 4661 1999

ADMINISTATION & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Gaye Hutchison

Gaye Hutchinson is RHealth’s headspace Warwick Administration and Communications Officer.

Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Government - Project Management
  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified)

Personal profile

Gaye Hutchinson has worked for RHealth since June 2012. Gaye’s role is to provide reception and administrative support to headspace Warwick. Gaye also assists in the development and delivery of communication and community engagement strategies.

Prior to employment with RHealth, Gaye was employed in the capacity of Administration Officer with the Department of Justice and Queensland Police Service. Gaye in her role as Domestic Violence Clerk received commendation for her work in the area of domestic violence where she assisted aggrieved people in obtaining court protection from violence and liaised with agencies to secure emergency accommodation placement.

Key experience

  • Implementing approved practice management systems and procedures
  • Assisting in providing communication and community engagement supporting headspace Warwick
  • Providing reception and general administrative services in line with policies and procedures

Program/project Involvement

  • headspace Warwick

Contact Gaye by phone 07 4661 1999

Care Coordinator
Chris Burt

Chris Burt is one of RHealth’s headspace Warwick Care Coordinators.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts

Personal profile

Chris Burt has worked for RHealth since January 2017. Chris’s role is to provide intake assessment for headspace Warwick’s clients and coordinate their care within the service, with the most appropriate health professionals. Chris works with local GPs and service providers to support and assist clients.

Chris's background includes education and working with young people in a variety of workplace settings.

Key experience

  • Developing and implementing communication and health promotion strategies for engaging relevant individuals, stakeholders, and communities
  • Engaging young people to develop positive help-seeking behaviours
  • Conducting initial screening or intake assessment to screen and identify young people with mental health or drug and alcohol problems, or young people who may be at risk
  • Assisting young people to access referral and other services and coordinating their care to meet individual needs
  • Advocating on behalf of young people whose care needs are being coordinated by headspace
  • Working with community stakeholders to find alternative pathways for young people

Program/Project involvement

  • headspace Warwick

Contact Chris by phone 07 4661 1999

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT PROJECT OFFICER
Simon Young

Simon Young is RHealth’s headspace Warwick Youth Engagement Project Officer.

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Youth Work - Community Training Australia.
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness - Queensland Academy of Fitness
  • Fit Kids Comprehensive Training Course - Fit Kids Australia

Personal profile

Simon Young has worked for RHealth since March 2012.

His role is to engage young people and stakeholders to be involved with the headspace Southern Downs services and network, specifically through positive physical and social activity opportunities and motivational interviewing.

Through finding an interest in a more diverse range of activities including Yoga, Simon has developed an approach of sharing his love of movement and fitness with other people. He initially studied Certificates III & IV in Fitness to become a personal trainer, working with the psychologists at the Centre for Healthy Living in Warwick to develop programs for clients with depression and anxiety. Having recently completed a  Diploma in Youth Work, Simon continues to build positive relationships with young people and help guide them through the many challenging influences they face in the world today.

Key experience

  • Developing a program designed to engage young people through positive physical and social opportunities and motivational interviewing
  • Developing and implementing communication and health promotion strategies for engaging relevant individuals, stakeholders, and communities.
  • Promoting awareness of positive, help-seeking behaviours, and information supporting headspace Warwick
  • Helping people with more complex mental and physical health needs to access a level of personal fitness that contributes to their health and well being.

Program/project involvement

  • headspace Warwick
  • headspace Youth Advisory Group (YAG) Co-ordinator
  • Creating the headspace Warwick Virtual Tour
  • Social Recovery Initiative - Creating positive outcomes for young people at the ground level.
  • DJ/Multi Media/Gaming Groups and Boxing/Gym/Walking group projects at headspace
  • Coordinator of the Youth Severe Mental Health Services program from headspace Warwick office.

Contact Simon by phone 07 4661 1999

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
Simon Goddard

Simon Goddard is a part of RHealth’s headspace Community Development Team.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse
  • Diploma of Applied Science – Nursing Education

Personal profile

Simon Goddard has worked for RHealth since July 2018. Simon’s role is to work with the community to increase the awareness of headspace Warwick activities and to engage young people between 12 and 25 to access the service if required. Destigmatising Mental Health in the community is a broader outcome.

Simon has many years of experience in all aspects of the health system including clinical, management, education, community health, mental health and patient safety.

Simon has also a wide variety of experience in business, volunteering and volunteer club management.

Key experience

Simon has many years of experience in all aspects of the health system including clinical, management, education, accreditation, community health, mental health and patient safety.

Simon has also a wide variety of experience in business, volunteering and volunteer club management.

In his early nursing years he was winner of the Sr. L.A. Hardcastle award for the “Most conscientious consideration of the welfare of his patients”. More recently, he is a winner of the prestigious Sports Federation of Queensland Administrator of the year.

Program/project involvement

headspace Warwick

  • Community Awareness
  • Community Engagement
  • Quality Management

Contact Simon phone 07 4661 1999

CARE COORDINATOR
Colleen Wilson

Colleen Wilson is one of RHealth’s headspace Warwick Care Coordinators.

Qualifications

  • Currently completing the APS Practice Certificate in Disaster Support
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Associate Member of the APS
  • Trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Trained to deliver ORYGEN Brief Interventions in Youth Mental Health
  • Certificate IV in Micro Business Operations
  • Insight Alcohol and Drug Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate
  • MHFA For The Suicidal Person Certificate
  • APS Suicide Prevention Course
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program
  • Cultural Competence Program

Personal profile

Colleen Wilson has worked for RHealth since August 2018. Colleen supports a holistic approach to client care. Colleen’s role is to provide intake assessments for headspace Warwick’s clients and coordinate their care within the service with the most appropriate health professionals. Colleen works with local GPs, the Warwick hospital and external service providers to support and assist the mental health and well-being of the client. In addition, Colleen conducts Brief Interventions in Youth Mental Health with suitable headspace Warwick clients.

Key experience

  • Conducting initial screening or intake assessment to screen and identify young people with mental health or drug and alcohol problems, or young people who may be at risk
  • Assisting young people to access referral and other services and coordinating their care to meet individual needs
  • Encouraging young people to develop positive help-seeking behaviours
  • Working with community organisations to navigate appropriate services for clients
  • Advocating on behalf of young people whose care needs are being coordinated by headspace
  • Delivering Brief Interventions in Youth Mental Health (BIYMH) to suitable clients

Program/Project involvement

  • headspace Warwick
  • RUOK day

Contact Colleen by phone 07 4661 1999

SUICIDE PREVENTION COORDINATOR
Sue Dean

Sue Dean is RHealth’s headspace Warwick Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

Contact Sue by phone 07 4661 1999

HEALTH SERVICE NAVIGATOR
Helen O'Brien

Helen O'Brien is one of RHealth’s Health Service Navigators.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Social Work

Personal profile

Helen O’Brien has worked as  Health Service Navigator for RHealth since October 2018. The purpose of the Navigator role is to ensure that individuals in the community are able to access the level of mental health support appropriate to their needs , with a particular focus on vulnerable and marginalised community members.  Navigators also undertake community service mapping, community and GP engagement, and act as community-based sources of information and referral.

Key experience

  • 10 years’ experience as a Social Worker working with vulnerable, marginalised and trauma-affected individuals and families
  • Several years’ experience in practice development and program evaluation
  • Implementation of trauma-informed organisational change model
  • Experience working with Australian Indigenous families and organisations
  • Supporting young people and families from a refugee background
  • Family reunification and early intervention with vulnerable families
  • Foster carer assessments, re-approvals and support

Program/project involvement

  • Operational Guidelines for the HSN program
  • Consolidated service mapping for the DDWMPHN region
  • Member Southern Downs Drought Interagency
  • Mental health support and information for drought relief events
  • HSN evaluation framework and logic model

Contact Helen by phone 1300 012 710.

National Psychosocial Support Facilitator
Kerry Osborne

Kerry Osborne is RHealth's  NPS Support Facilitator in Warwick and Goondiwindi

Qualifications

  •        Certificate IV of Community Services (currently studying)
  •        Mental Health First Australia for the Suicidal Person
  •        Immediate Response First Aid Training
  •        Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  •        Safe Professional Boundaries Certificate
  •        Mental Health First Aid Certificate
  •        Cultural Competence Program

Personal Profile

Kerry commenced work for RHealth January 2019. Kerry was the Partners in Recovery (PIR) Support Facilitator for Goondiwindi and Warwick. The PIR program ended and has been replaced with NPS. Kerry works with clients with complex health conditions to help access services and also apply for the NDIS. Kerry has previously been employed as a Teacher Aid working with children from complex and diverse backgrounds. Facilitating programs provided by Queensland Education. Kerry worked for Neato Employment on a casual basis assisting clients to navigate services that they required.

Key Experiences

  • Working with community organisations to navigate appropriate services for clients.
  • Assisting community members access services and coordinating their care to meet individual requirements.

Project Involvement

As Support Facilitator, Southern Downs Partners in Recovery (PIR) based in Goondiwindi, Kerry has engaged with participants living with severe and persistent mental illness and complex needs.

Contact Kerry by phone 07 4661 1999

Warwick Community Engagement Officer
Christene Alley

Christene Alley is one of RHealth’s headspace Warwick Community Engagement Officer

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts- Drama and Art

Personal profile

Chrissy Alley has worked for Education Queensland since 2014 as a High School Drama and Art teacher. Chrissy has a passion for young people in our community.

Chrissy’s role includes promoting headspace and their services to our community, engaging with young people both in schools and in the workforce and create opportunities for these stakeholders to improve their mental wellness.

Key Experience

  • Working with young people to improve educational outcomes
  • Providing extra-curricular programs to improve confidence and increase skills

Programs/project involvement

  • headspace Warwick

Contact Christene by phone 07 4661 1999