Celebrating Nicola's Unwavering Support of Young People

Albury Wodonga
16 Jun 2023

Here in Albury Wodonga, a remarkable individual named Nicola has been making a difference at headspace for the past five years. Nicola is a dedicated clinician who provides supportive and inclusive counselling for young people, regardless of their sexuality or identity. With Pride month being particularly significant to Nicola, she strives to create a safe space where LGBTQIA+ youth can receive the support they need.

Nicola's experiences as a queer woman give her a unique insight into the challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals. Her compassionate and understanding approach has made her a trusted figure among the young people who seek support at headspace Albury Wodonga. Nicola firmly believes in celebrating diversity and raising awareness about the struggles faced by the LGBTQIA+ community, especially during Pride month.

One of Nicola's invaluable companions at headspace is Heni, our resident therapy dog. Heni's gentle presence brings comfort and reassurance to the young people who visit. With a wag of the tail and a comforting nudge, Heni helps create a soothing atmosphere where individuals can open up and share their stories with Nicola.

Aside from her dedication to her work, Nicola has a deep passion for art. Painting is one of her favourite forms of self-expression, where she uses vibrant colours to convey her emotions and celebrate the beauty of individuality. Nicola firmly believes that art has a healing power that can help people find their voice and embrace their true selves.

In addition to her love for art, Nicola LOVES tattoos. Each inked masterpiece on her skin tells a story, reflecting her personal journey and the resilience she has cultivated over the years. These tattoos are a visual reminder of the strength and acceptance she aims to instil in the young people she counsels.

When she is not immersed in her work or artistic pursuits, Nicola finds solace in nature. She enjoys going on bushwalks and camping trips with her family, using these moments to connect with the serene landscapes surrounding her. These outdoor adventures provide a much-needed respite from the demands of everyday life, enabling Nicola to recharge and bring renewed energy to her role as a clinician.

Nicola's dedication and unwavering support make headspace Albury Wodonga a beacon of hope for the LGBTQIA+ community.

As the years go by, Nicola's impact continues to grow. The young people she counsels blossom into resilient individuals with the knowledge that they are accepted and loved for who they truly are. Nicola's warmth, empathy, and unwavering commitment to inclusivity leave a lasting impression on their lives.

Pride month becomes a time of celebration and acceptance at headspace Albury Wodonga, thanks to Nicola's unwavering dedication. With Heni by her side, Nicola stands as a symbol of hope and love, welcoming all seeking refuge within the headspace walls.

Nicola's journey as a headspace clinician, a queer woman, and a beacon of inclusivity inspires those she directly touches and countless others who hear her story. Her unwavering dedication to supporting young people, love for art and nature, and nurturing spirit make Nicola a remarkable force for good in the world. As the years go by, her impact continues to ripple through the lives of those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her at headspace Albury Wodonga.