RAMHP welcomes Orry Berry to the team
The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) team continues to grow and this month we would like to extend a very warm welcome to Orry Berry.
Orry is based in Port Macquarie and will work closely with communities in the Mid-North Coast Local Health District.
You can read more about Orry’s story below.
Orry, can you please tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Sure, I grew up in the small country town of Trangie, I did all my schooling there from K-12. After school, I trained as an Enrolled Nurse in Orange at both the Orange Base Health Service and Bloomfield hospital. I also worked in the Dubbo Mental Health Inpatient -Unit (MHIP) for a number of years before moving to Port Macquarie to take up a role as the Aboriginal Mental Health Worker for the community team. I also spent two years working on the In-Patient unit in Port Macquarie. Before taking up my role with RAMHP I worked as an Aboriginal Health Worker for the Aboriginal Health team in the Mid North Coast Local Health District.
What attracted you to this new role working in rural mental health?
My passion still lies with mental health and when the opportunity arose for this role I was eager to be involved. Being out and about in the community and raising awareness of mental health is another reason I was attracted to this role.
What are you looking forward to most about working with the RAMHP team?
As I mentioned before, being out in the community raising awareness and educating the community about mental health concerns.
What are some of your favourite activities which you do to keep mentally healthy?
I enjoy playing rugby league and also spending time with my family and friends.
Is there a person in your life who has inspired you in a positive way?
Would most definitely be my mum. If it was for mum I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Is there something you have achieved in your life that you are really proud of?
I would have to say, my children.
Do you have a favourite place in the world that you like to visit?
I wouldn’t say that I have one specific place that I like to visit, I do just enjoy being outdoors around a fire and relaxing.
How can people get in touch with you?
People can contact me via my mobile on 0409834501 or via email at email@example.com