Meet the Team!

Tweed Heads
02 Jun 2023

Check out who you'll see coming into headspace, and a little snippet of their personal lives!

Below is a list of all our amazing staff here at headspace Tweed Heads - each of us is here to support you in your mental wellbeing and personal lives, and we want you to be as comfortable as possible when you first walk into headspace. If you want to see a specific persons profile, type their name or position here!

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Hey there, I'm

Be

 

(they/she)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Team Leader Service Delivery

                                                    (aka cheer squad!)

A bit about me!

I was originally born on Kaurna Country and have been fortunate to live and play in a few different places before landing amongst the lands of the beautiful Bundjalung Nation.

As you get to know me you’ll soon learn that I get excited about every little thing!

I love working with young people, and I love all things creative so if you’ve got a creative talent then please share.

I also love fur babies and getting out amongst nature. I wish I had a magic wand to make dreams come true!

Currently listening to Miiesha, Barkaa and JK-47.


Aimee

I'm

 Aimee

 

(they/she)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Community Engagement Officer (currently Community Engagement Lead @ Lismore)

A bit about me!

I love connecting with new people and getting to know a piece of their story. I am a social worker by trade and care deeply for increasing connection, mental health literacy, and accessibility in the local community.

My interests:

I am a self-confessed dork who likes anime, sci-fi, performance and queer culture. I also love all animals, especially my ginger cat Grendel!

 


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I'm

 Kane

 

(he/him)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

First Nations Wellbeing Trainee

A bit about me...

My mob is from Kamilaroi country, but I’ve grown up in Bundjalung country most of my life. I was a security guard before this roll an loved the idea of looking out for people, so I thought I’d fit right in here! Always down to earth and at the ready to listen to what you wanting to say. My part here as first nations member is to give support to people of indigenous back background or help find their identity.  

Passions/Hobbies:

I’m passionate about graffiti art, Indigenous dot painting and idea of merging them together, always willing to learn about new styles of art. Always down at my local Goodgame store in my spare time playing card games!


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I'm

 Mossy

 

(she/they)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Youth Project Worker, Youth Advisory Group Member

A bit about me!

As well as my role at headspace assisting the Community Engagement Team, I’m also studying a Bachelors of Social Work!
My passion is supporting young people, particularly queer + marginalised people.
I’ve seen first hand how a supportive community + peers can improve mental health, and love to contribute! I volunteer for a number of committees;
I’m a Youth Advisor for NSW and Australia,
Deputy Youth Advisor for Intl. Humanitarian Law,
the Comms Lead for a Queer National Network, Research Assistant for Migrant Supports,
member for an Equality Committee reporting on Queer Health in Federal Legislation + work in IT in the aged care sector!

In my spare time,

I love going on hikes to get away from big cities and crowds + always stop to admire/study the mushrooms I see on my walks! I play piano + like to play video games with friends!


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Hi, I'm

Tori

 

(she/her)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Youth Project Worker, Youth Advisory Group Member

A bit about me!

If you’d asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said Physio, but I couldn’t be further from that now. I’m currently studying Law and loving it, whilst also loving my role here at headspace. I’ve always been involved with mental health, having grown up with anxiety and being autistic, so I find working in mental health fulfilling and can’t imagine doing anything else! I hope to someday combine this passion with my law degree and create change for the future. 

In my spare time,

In my spare time I like to be outdoors with my puppy who is almost 1, we go running, walking, play soccer, and love cheeky snuggles in bed ;P


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Hi, I'm

 Sacha

 

(she/her)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Customer Experience Officer

A bit about me!

I have a diverse working background in early childhood education and management, alcohol and other drugs intake, and film and television! I have recently completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and I’m looking forward to putting my studies to good use.

My hobbies:
Fishing, road trips, my Spotify playlist, storytelling and getting dirty hands and feet. 

 

 


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I'm

Shantala

 

(she/her)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Customer Experience Officer

A bit about me!

I love people and working to help people. I have worked in childcare, advertising, radio and administration and have been working at headspace since 2018, were I continue to create meaningful connections and relationships with wonderful people.

My favourite things:

Painting, sketching and journalling. My big busy family. Exploring the natural world and all its wonders.

 


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Hi, I'm

Jackie

 

(she/they)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Clinical Team Leader

A bit about me!

I’m a social worker and have always loved working with young people.  I love working with the headspace crew and looking at ways to make our community an even greater place to live!

In my spare time

I love cooking, eating fancy cheese, surfing, playing guitar and hanging out with my 2 dogs.

 


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Hi, I'm

 Angie

 

(she/her)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Enhanced Access Clinician

A bit about me!

I am passionate about working with young people. I love the colour orange, the sound of running water, the taste of melted cheese, and the smell of fresh basil.

In my spare time...

I enjoy swimming, planning overseas trips and cooking vegetarian meals.

 


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Hello, I'm

Fiona

 

(she/her)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Program Worker

A bit about me!

I’m a Qualified Transpersonal Art Therapist and love using self expression and mindfulness in sessions and groups. In the past I have worked with young people online, in hospitals, schools and in youth services and now absolutely love being a part of  the Tweed Headspace crew!

In my spare time...

I like going to the beach with my fam, having a chai with a friend, doing some yoga and getting crafty.

 

 


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I'm

Lana

 

(she/her)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Youth Access Clinician

A bit about me!

I offer a therapeutic practice using Expressive Arts Modalities, including, visual art, music, movement and improvisation techniques to help client wellbeing and support.  I have worked with vulnerable and homeless youth, primary and high school children, and young people experiencing anxiety.

My hobbies:

Loves all things creative, the beach, nature walks and Bollywood Dancing.

 


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Hi, I'm

Mel

 

(she/her)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Intake - Youth Access Clinician

A bit about me!

I’ve worked in community services, picked fruit while travelling Australia in a kombi, milked cows and run my own remedial massage clinic. 

My interests:

Travel, photography, going to the beach, macramé, weaving, hanging out with my 3 boys and my  fur baby Milo. The Southern Gold Coast is an amazing place to live.

 


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I'm

 Ryan

 

(he/they)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Youth Access Clinician

A bit about me!

I’m a naturopath and counsellor and I grew up here in the Northern Rivers area. I found out early on after graduating how rewarding young people are to work with. In my studies as a naturopath, 'prevention' was  always seen as greater than 'cure', and I feel that  supporting young people in this special time of growth is one of the greatest ways to stick to this principle.

My hobbies include...

making electronic dance music, creating visual art, practicing the violin (slowly getting there), playing competitive computer games, cooking luscious food, chatting with friends and family, and enjoying the beauty of this area.

 


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Hi, I'm

 Monika

 

(she/her)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Senior Program Worker - Youth Access

A bit about me!

I’m a Gestalt trained Psychotherapist, passionate about relationships, with extensive experience working with families, couples, relational trauma, attachment styles and much more.

In my spare time...

I like to explore our area’s amazing coastline with friends and family. I enjoy seeing live music, dancing, practicing yoga, contributing my time, and sharing ideas to enrich our local community.

 

 


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I'm

 Larissa

 

(she/her)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Youth Access Clinician

A bit about me!

Before embarking on my counselling studies, I dedicated over 10 years to the wellness industry. I am a qualified yoga teacher and natural therapies practitioner, having studied and gained some work experience in various countries. Through my travels, education and lived experience as a migrant from Brazil, I have developed strong intercultural communication skills and attuned cultural sensitivity.

I'm fascinated by people's life stories and their ability to overcome adversity and grow from their challenges. I believe every individual is the expert of their own life. As a counsellor, my goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where people can discover their own strengths, resources and solutions. 

My favourite things:

In my free time, you'll find me with a cup of tea in hand, reading, playing with my son and my dog, or planning my next travel adventure. 

 


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 Sophie

 

(she/her)

My position at headspace Tweed Heads:

Yarn Safe Worker

A bit about me!

I’m Sophie, Proud Noongar from Perth, Western Australia

I’ve been living and working on the beautiful Bundjalung country since February 2022.

Before working as a Yarn Safe Worker at Headspace I worked amongst youth and community as an Aboriginal Islander Education Officer, Program Coordinator, and a mentor for an Indigenous Scholarship Program. I’m passionate about helping mob, youth, and the wider community.

My interests...

I love all things “country western” including rodeos, camping, horseback riding and most definitely country music!

 


If you have any questions about any one of our staff, feel free to ask reception, or ask them yourself if you see them around! We're all friendly here at headspace Tweed Heads, and here to support you.