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Date:2008-12; Dated: Jul.-Dec. 2008




Mental Health Services -- Australia, Central -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Mental Health -- Periodicals

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Mental Health Association of Central Australia

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Alice Springs


no. 18

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57 Donna Ormsby Position: Pathways to Recovery Officer Qualifications: Cert. IV in Business, Human Resources, Business Management & Business Administration; First Aid Certificate. In 2006 I started a Business Management Degree completing 4 units, and then decided to transfer to a Bachelor of Behavioral Science which I am half way through. I am also attempting to complete a Cert. IV in Community Services. Experience in mental health or related fields: My working history has been devoted to an administration/payroll/taxation background where I have worked in various government departments both here and in Darwin. However, the position I held before MHACA was in the community sector, where I learnt a lot about this sector and myself, which paved the way for my current study and my position within MHACA. What I like about working at MHACA: Whats not to like! MHACA is an inspiring place to work. There is something new to learn every day. The staff are extremely warm and supportive and the consumers are a breath of fresh air. Its nice to see smiling faces every day and get paid for it. Why I like living in Alice Springs: My family is here with me, so I have fantastic supports. Alice is a small community, only taking nearly 7 minutes to get anywhere not to mention the beautiful weather and scenery. Favourite colour: Must be red, although I like purple, green, yellow depends on my mood. Things I enjoy doing: Relaxing, when I have time! Spending quality time with family and friends. Reading books (not text books), listening to music and watching funny movies (anything with Jack Black). Qualities I like in people: Honesty, optimism and compassion. Mother Teresa says it all in this famous quote:Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Qualities I dislike in people: Inconsideration towards others and negative judgements. A favourite movie: The Pick of Destiny (Jack Black) If I could go anywhere in the world on vacation: Back to New Zealand or a cruise in the Greek Islands One thing that would improve my life right now: My fitness. The will-power to stop smoking! X Sean BroughtonWright Position: Day to Day Living and GROW Officer Qualifications: Grad Dip. Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts (Psych Maj.) Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment, Cert IV Government (Procurement & Contracts) What I like about working at MHACA: The environment and the people Why I like living in Alice Springs: Everything is just 5 minutes away and I have a lot time after hours to do things that interest me, no sitting in traffic 2 hours a day going to and from work. Favourite colour: Green. Things I enjoy doing: Working out, writing, reading. Qualities I like in people: People who are open and willing to learn. Qualities I dislike in people: Willful ignorance. A favourite movie: Lord of The Rings Trilogy (extended editions). If I could go anywhere in the world on vacation: England and Europe for the history or possibly the Middle East for the same reason. One thing that would improve my life right now: Being able to surf kayak in Alice Springs ( I know it aint gonna happen). X people profiles ...