Meet Faith Rogers – our newest recruit to the RAMHP team
Our Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) team is growing and we are pleased to welcome Faith Rogers from Cootamundra.
Faith, can you please tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I was born and bred in Cootamundra and have worked in health for 18 years in various local health districts, mental health for about 15 yrs. I have recently transitioned from a clinical role to RAMHP.
What attracted you to this new role working in the rural mental health space?
I have always worked in rural settings with the exception of my first two years out of University when I worked at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney to gain the necessary experience I required to further my clinical career.
This new position provides me with a great opportunity to approach the current issues in rural communities from a community development approach and from a different perspective. I am eager to gain a better understanding of the RAMHP role and participate in the whole of community solutions.
What are you looking forward to most about working with the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) team?
Linking community members to the most appropriate pathways to care through support and education and working together with other services to ensure that this occurs.
What are some of your favourite activities which you do to keep mentally healthy?
I like to play with my new puppy ‘Bear’, online shopping, hanging out with friends and gardening (in that order).
Is there a person in your life who has inspired you in a positive way?
Yes, my Mum.
If you had a chance to talk to your 10-year-old self – what would you say?
If you do all your school work and study hard, you can be anything. Also, don’t worry so much about other people.
How can people get in touch with you?
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can 0427 273 895 (during business hours only)