Who is helping to create the Shoalhaven Allied Health Network?
The Shoalhaven Allied Health Network has been created through collaboration between a number of primary health sectors such as practice nurses, allied health, community health and other health professionals such as counsellors..
Attendees at our meetings over the past 18 months have provided input and ideas to assist with creating increased communication between allied health professionals, medical practices and community organisations.
In January 2016, a committee was formed to help continue to build the network and to create effective networking experiences for health professionals in the Shoalhaven.
The following people volunteer time each month to assist with planning events for the Shoalhaven Allied Health Community.
Our committee also assist with such items webpage maintenance, treasury roles, fund raising, media and community liaison activities.
We are always looking for additional volunteers and ideas so please contact Brodie Cambourne on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering to help build our network.
Kathy Godwin: Practice Nurse
Kathy Godwin is a local Practice Nurse working at Worrigee Street Medical Centre and PHC Consultant Kathy has specialist expertise in general practice, emergency, critical care in rural and urban areas, as well as academia. Kathy has worked passionately and tirelessly to promote and progress the PHC nurse profession for over 12 years in PHC education, mentoring, research and professional guidelines and National nursing regulations. Kathy represents the Practice Nurse area of the network and is passionate about improving patient care by improving communication in all primary health areas. Kathy's strives to represent the practice nurse community by: 1. Improving Practice Nurse recognition, 2. Improving Practice Nurse education opportunities, 3. Promoting research that evidences the value we bring to our communities health, 4. Developing policy and influencing health reform, with a key focus on the formalization a professional pathway for PHC nurses.
Nina Cheyne: Shoalhaven Neurological Nurse
Nina Cheyne is the Shoalhaven Neurological Clinical Nurse Consultant (Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist) Nina is at the heart of developing high quality care to achieve the best outcomes for her patients by: • Overseeing of medication • Helping to manage complex symptoms • In home assessments • Emotional support for patients and their carers • Education to health professionals and the wider community • Referrals to allied health services and other supportive services such as Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
Tim Hervey: Psychotherapist
Tim is a counsellor/psychotherapist specialising in relationships, men's issues and anger management. He counsels families and organisations to deal with relationship problems (work-related or personal) which are interfering with their ability to be happy within their family or effective at work. Tim runs personal development (Free To Be Me) and Men's groups. He is a Clinical Member of CAPA (Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association) and a Mediator trained by the Australian Commercial Disputes Centre
Tim is passionate about assisting people new to the allied health network and represents the sector of primary health who are not currently APRHA registered
Brodie Cambourne is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist providing clinical exercise services Brainfit Exercise Physiology to provide exercise programs for neurological conditions. Brodie delivers health programs using the low anxiety, strength based approach in women's refuges and isolated and vulnerable communities and she has applied the Fiteracy teaching method to develop exercise programs for people experiencing PTSD, depression, anxiety and social isolation. After becoming fascinated by the mirror neuron and the vast amount of learning that occurs in the early years , Brodie has spent the last 5 years immersed in the new research coming through in the area of neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to continue to learn and adapt to change. Brodie combines exercise, music, drawing and team work in all her exercise programs and has now created the Brainiac Team Training programs to promote exercise to assist with managing symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
Due to the many programs and activities that are required to assist with brain health, Brodie is a keen networker who is passionate about connecting her clients/ participants with best fit health approach for their condition and interests.