Getting to know RAMHP Coordinator Alison Tye
The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) has been steadily growing to meet the needs of rural communities. Our latest recruits are Sonia Cox (Lithgow) and Alison Tye (Nowra). We are very fortunate to have both these exceptional women as part of our team. Here is a little bit about Alison who will work across the Illawarra Shoalhaven and South Western Sydney LHDs.
Alison, can you please tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I’m a Social Worker and have a strong sense of fair play. I like to listen. I’ve held a number of different roles over the years, all of them interesting and diversified. I like to learn new things and to travel to new places.
What attracted you to this new role working in the rural mental health space?
I felt it was an opportunity to work with rural people across the lifespan.
What are you looking forward to most about working with the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) team?
Connecting with communities.
What are some of your favourite activities which you do to keep mentally healthy?
During the week I walk, I cook, and I colour-in. On weekends I keep mentally healthy by going away on my motorcycle, camping in the bush, and cooking over an open fire.
Is there a person in your life who has inspired you in a positive way?
The Dalai Lama.
Is there something you have achieved in your life that you are really proud of?
Many things. I’m most proud of being a parent.
If you had a chance to talk to your 10-year-old self – what would you say?
Don’t be afraid to fail.
How can people get in touch with you?
By phone on 0436 826 672 OR
By email: Alison.Tye@health.nsw.gov.au