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RAMHP welcomes Kate Elligett to the team

RAMHP and the CRRMH are thrilled to welcome Kate Elligett to the team. Kate joins us as the RAMHP Coordinator Team Leader, providing support for our large, distributed group of RAMHP Coordinators.

We’re a bit slow off the mark announcing Kate’s arrival. Kate joined RAMHP just after Easter and had the odd experience of starting this new role working from home. Read on to learn more about Kate.


Kate, can you please tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Sydney born and bred, I am a coffee-loving Excel nerd with a passion for client service, who jumped on the opportunity for a tree change to Orange with my family five years ago and never looked back! My career spans 20+ years across the corporate, government and hospitality sectors, with previous roles including work in face-to-face and remote client service delivery, training and event management, executive support and project coordination.

What attracted you to this new role working in the rural mental health space?

The opportunity to support and enhance the ways that RAMHP connect rural people to the help that they need.

What are you looking forward to most about working with the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) team?

The RAMHP team are an amazing group of people who care deeply for their communities and have the most inspiring passion for the work that they do. As someone who gets excited by systems and processes, and supporting teams to bring the whole picture together, I am looking forward to the collaboration and shared learning opportunities that my role presents, and supporting the incredible work that is undertaken by the team every day.

What are some of your favourite activities which you do to keep mentally healthy?

Exercise, reading a good book, one-on-one moments with my family, and a self-imposed ‘time out’ every now and again!

Is there a person in your life who has inspired you in a positive way?

Couldn’t possibly identify just one! I’ve been fortunate enough to have met so many wonderful and supportive people in my life who have all inspired and taught me important lessons in their own unique way; I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them all.

Is there something you have achieved in your life that you are really proud of?

I have three beautiful children and a wonderful, supportive husband – very proud of that! I also managed to complete my first 10km ‘fun’ run last year, so that felt pretty fabulous as a non-runner.

If you had a chance to talk to your 10 year old self – what would you say?

You can’t do everything, and it doesn’t always have to be perfect..

How can people get in touch with you?

Kate.elligett@newcastle.edu.au or 02 6363 8407

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