FSSI Link #13

At FSSI, we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities every day. Last week was NAIDOC Week and celebrated the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme of NAIDOC Week in 2020 – Always Was, Always Will Be. – recognised...

FSSI Link #12

Every morning at our FSSI Team check in meetings, one of the Team gives an Acknowledgement of Country. We would like to share with you an Acknowledgement given by Matthew Ledwich, one of FSSI’s Social Work Placement Students. I would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of...

Vlog Series – Mary Wooldridge

This week, FSSI Director Micaela Cronin speaks with Mary Wooldridge, a strategic leader across the non-profit, public and corporate sector. Across a 13 year career as a state Liberal MP, Mary served as the minster for mental health, community services, disability and women’s affairs portfolios. Mary was recently appointed...

FSSI Link #11

A Focus on Mental Health – Fireside chat on mental health, an appetite for improving mental health services and FSSI input to the Mental Health Royal Commission. We acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation and the other various...

Vlog Series – Elizabeth Hudson

FSSI Director, Micaela Cronin speaks to one of FSSI’s PhD scholars, Liz Hudson. With more than 15 years’ experience working in management roles in the community / employment sector, Liz has been a CEO of a specialised mental health employment service, and a Research Manager of a large not-for-profit...

FSSI Link #10

Every morning at our FSSI Team check in meetings, one of the Team gives an Acknowledgement of Country. We would like to share with you an Acknowledgement given by FSSI Senior Learning Designer Neil Grant recently… Before this land was tied by fences and covered by concrete and asphalt, the First...

Vlog Series – Katherine Ellis

Micaela speaks with Katherine Ellis, CEO at Youth Affairs Council Victoria. Katherine discusses how her previous roles have contributed to how she works as a leader and offers her advice to other sector leaders on listening to young people’s voices. Katherine talks about her time studying at the Harvard...