Gidget Foundation Australia is operated by a small dedicated team of professional staff.
Having spent the last 15 years in marketing, Alicia has worked with a wide range of organisations – from startups to big corporates – assisting in brand and product development as well as growth strategies.
Accompanying her 12 years of clinical management experience and inception of clinics in London, Amelia is a Registered Counsellor.
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.
Bery joined Gidget Foundation Australia in 2023 as our Client Services Manager.
Bethany is responsible for managing all aspects of the implementation of Gidget Foundation Australia’s support programs.
Chris Barnes is a Clinical Psychologist and has been in private practice for over 27 years.
Dr Erin Seeto is a Counselling 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.
Eliza is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Founder of Blackbird Counselling, a Women’s Mental Health Service managing six Mental Health Professionals providing counselling and support to assist women and families across the lifespan. Eliza has worked in mental health for the past 21 years and has been in private practice specialising in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health for the past 6 years.
Emily is our Clinical Intake Coordinator and is responsible for reviewing potential client documents, effective triage, and coordinating timely intake for new clients.
Eve is currently studying Psychology and Sociology at Sydney University and is hoping to become a Psychologist.
Grace returned to Gidget Foundation Australia in 2023 in the role of Client Services Executive.
Heather brings a mix of admin and customer service experience gained in the retail, corporate and public sectors.
Jannet joined Gidget Foundation Australia in July 2022 as Executive Assistant to the CEO
Justine is a warm, insightful and supportive therapist, who has worked for over 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist.
Karen is responsible for leading Gidget Foundation Australia’s clinical governance and compliance framework within a culture of continuous quality improvement. As an experienced health executive working across public, private and not-for-profit healthcare, Karen is committed to achieving excellence through health system safety, good governance practices and sound risk management.
Kate joined Gidget Foundation Australia in October 2022 as the Partnerships and Operations Coordinator.
Katie Peterson is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with AHPRA based in Tamworth NSW.
Lachie Raper joined Gidget Foundation Australia in November 2022 in the role of Client Services Executive.
Lisa joined Gidget Foundation Australia as Digital Manager in January 2019 and is now in the role of Digital and Community Fundraising Director.
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.
Lucy Joined Gidget Foundation Australia in 2022 as a member of the Client Services team.
Lucy joined Gidget Foundation Australia in 2023 as Client Services Executive based at Gidget House North Sydney
Mandy joined Gidget Foundation Australia in 2019 as part of the Clinical Administration Team and supports the Westmead and Merrylands Gidget Houses and our Start Talking telehealth program.
Michaela is responsible for the strategic development, monitoring, and evaluation of Gidget Foundation Australia’s client-focussed programs.
Natalie takes care of the Foundation’s partnerships and brand marketing initiatives.
Nicki joined Gidget Foundation Australia as its Hospital Program Manager, leading the expansion of our Gidget Emotional Wellbeing Screening Program.
Nicole joined Gidget Foundation Australia late in 2022 as Programs Manager after 15 years working in health and medical research as both a scientist and executive.
Peni Bailey is the Gidget House and Start Talking Program Manager, previously Peni was in the role of Clinical Practice Manager
Sandy joined the Gidget Foundation Australia team as Clinical Practice Executive in August 2022.
Sarah works with the clinical administration team and supports Gidget Foundation Australia’s Triage Program.
As a Clinical Practice Executive, Stephanie is passionate about mental health for both women and the wider community, especially in our more remote areas.
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