A Path to Follow

OUR TEAM

The friendly faces that make up A Path to Follow's Peer Workforce

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prevention

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Early intervention

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personalised support

Board of Directors

Kirstie Edwards

FOUNDING DIRECTOR AND SECRETARY (SHE/HER)

Kirstie uses her living and professional experiences and training to provide peer support to families where at least one family member is experiencing mental health related life challenges.

Kirstie is passionate about ensuring that all family members’ voices are heard and respected and that those families know they are not alone in a journey that can feel totally isolating.

Greg

PRESIDENT (HE/HIM)

Greg’s role is to chair Director meetings and perform any other related tasks that require leadership perspectives and/or actions. 

Greg would like to would like to help put APTF to a position of financial security and see the expansion the programs delivered. 

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Amy

VICE PRESIDENT (SHE/THEY)

Amy’s role is to chair Director meetings in the President’s absence and support the President with other role related matters. 

Amy chose to join A Path To Follow as a Director because they support the values of APTF, believe in the services offered, and thought that with both their lived/living experiences and professional experiences as a psychologist they could provide a helpful perspective and contribution to the service. 

Chris

(HE/HIM)

Chris brings years of experience in the mental wellbeing and community service fields. He also has living/lived experience in supporting many friends and family members in their mental health journeys. Chris would like to see APTF become a well-recognised, flourishing, resilient and sustainable NFP with some profit for purpose.

Nicki

(SHE/HER)

Nicki is a Director who brings a vast professional knowledge in all things HR. Nicki would like to see APTF as a ‘household name’ that’s recognised for its human/people centred approach. That is financially viable, in a position to support more employees and have more resources/offices/collective skills in order to reach further throughout the community.

Ady

(HE/HIM)

Ady comes with great experience as an IT professional within community settings.

Ady would like to help APTF become a growing service with an established road map and matured service pack offerings.

Our Peer Support Workforce

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Maddi

YOUTH PEER WORKER – Flexible

This is Maddi, our most recent workforce peer to join us. 

Maddi loves Italian food, camping and exercising.

She wants to use her past experiences in mental health challenges to support others.

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Sushi

senior YOUTH PEER WORKER – Clyde/cardinia

Sushi hopes by becoming a peer support worker, she can become that vital support system for a young person so that they are always reminded that they are never alone during their journey but most importantly, that they feel safe and noticed.

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Alexander

YOUTH PEER WORKER –                                 Ormond and surrounds                          

Alexander comes to APTF with a deep passion to offer supports that were never offered to him growing up. 

He wants those young people with wellbeing related challenges to know they are not alone.

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Kyle

YOUTH PEER WORKER – Chelsea/edithvale

Kyle comes to APTF with professional experience as a Youth Worker and lived experience of social anxiety and growing up with toxic masculinity.

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Daniel

YOUTH PEER WORKER –                          Bentleigh & Surrounds

Daniel has lived experience of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and neurodiversity. 

He understands what current issues young people may be experiencing as a young person himself. He understands that everyone has different needs and not one approach will work for everyone.

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Nush

Nush

YOUTH PEER WORKER –                  FRANKSTON TO BENTLEIGH AREa

Nush first started as a volunteer when we launched our Youth Peer Program in 2019. After some time away, we are so glad to welcome her back to A Path To Follow. 

While we update Nush’s information online, please see her previous bio outlining her reasons for dedicating her time to Youth mental health.

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