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The Team

Michelle Whiting

Founder and Director

Qualifications

Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (BBSt) – University of Queensland

Master of Social Work (MSW) – University of Queensland

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) – University of Queensland

Bio

Michelle is a professional who has a career which is aimed at providing services and supports to individuals, children, adolescent, and families.  Michelle is a mental health professional who has been involved in work within Communities to support those who are vulnerable, at risk and/or in need.  Michelle is a practitioner who is passionate about working with people who have mental health issues, family, relationship, child protection and personal issues and offers services and supports to assist individuals meet their goals and achieve their own outcomes.

Michelle works from a stance of meeting the clients’ needs from a positive client based, evidence based, strengths-based perspective.  By ensure the client is her core focus, Michelle is able to offer a unique and individual service.

Recognition/ Acknowledgements

  • Nominated for the Mission Australia – 2018 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Received a Highly Commended for the Mission Australia – 2018 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Nominated for the 2018 Ipswich and West Moreton Region Child Protection Week Award.
  • Nominated for the 2018 Ipswich District Community Safety Crime Prevention Award.
  • Received the Highly Commended for the 2018 Ipswich District Community Safety Crime Prevention Award (for Youth Engagement).
  • Nominated for the Mission Australia – 2019 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Nominated for the Mission Australia – 2019 Child Friendly Excellence (for Individual).
  • Received a Highly Commended for the Mission Australia – 2019 Child Friendly Excellence (for Individual).
  • Nominated for the 2019 Ipswich and West Moreton Region Child Protection Week Award.
  • Nominated for the 2019 Telstra Australian Business of the Year Award.
  • Nominated for the 2020 Telstra Australian Business of the Year Award.
  • Nominated for the 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Award.
  • Received a Certificate for recognition of contribution towards excellence in Practice – 2020 Child Protection week.

Tamara Whiting

Director and Secretary

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (BA): Extended Major in Psychology and a Minor in Criminiology – University of Queensland

Bio

Tamara completed her Bachelor of Arts and upon graduating, has engaged in the role of a Director position at Cunnara Paiabun. Tamara’s passion is in helping (young) people with anxiety, depression, body image issues, healthy relationships, vulnerable and at-risk members of the community within the aspects of the business. She also enjoys running education and information events/ programs within and for communities.

Recognition/Acknowledgements

  • Nominated for the Mission Australia – 2018 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Received a Highly Commended for the Mission Australia – 2018 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Nominated for the 2018 Ipswich District Community Safety Crime Prevention Award.
  • Received the Highly Commended for the 2018 Ipswich District Community Safety Crime Prevention Award (for Youth Engagement).
  • Nominated for the Mission Australia – 2019 Child Friendly Excellence (for Business).
  • Nominated for the 2019 Telstra Australian Business of the Year Award.
  • Nominated for the 2020 Telstra Australian Business of the Year Award.
  • Nominated for the 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Award.
  • Received a Certificate for recognition of contribution towards excellence in Practice – 2020 Child Protection week.
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