First Nations Commitment
Gidget Foundation Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the First Nations People, the traditional custodians, past, present and emerging of the lands, seas and skies. Gidget Foundation Australia values diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive service for all people.
To mark our 20th anniversary since inception, Gidget Foundation Australia embarked on a cultural awareness program to ensure that every aspect of our organisation and our supportive treatment services are both diverse and inclusive in nature.
All of our Clinicians are encouraged to be culturally competent, and we have a regular Working Group dedicated to the advancement of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
In 2021 we commissioned renowned Aboriginal artist and proud Yuin woman, Rheanna Lotter, to create an adaptation of our imperfect gerbera logo. This artwork is representative of our organisation and is titled, We All Belong.
Artist, Rheanna Lotter presents Gidget Foundation
Australia CEO, Arabella Gibson with her gorgeous
artwork ‘We All Belong’.
First Nations Group Members
Arabella joined Gidget Foundation Australia in early 2017 after a 20 year career in executive leadership roles in the media and communications industry in both Australia and the UK.
Deb Spanner is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with 23 years experience in working across government and non-government mental health services, as well as private practice as a mental health clinician.
Dr Erin Seeto is a Clinical Psychologist, based in Sydney, and has worked in various settings including hospitals, community, local government, education, specialist services and private practice across the UK and Australia.
Jami is a proud Wiradjuri woman born on Gaimariagal country. Jami has spent the last 10 years working in nursing across emergency, intensive care, general wards and community health.
Lisa has over 15 years’ experience in communications and stakeholder engagement, and most recently was an key member of the NSW Mental Health Commission’s stakeholder engagement, communications and policy teams.
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