Fay’s professional background

Fay Keegan’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor in Social Work (Sydney University) 1980, Master of Cultural Psychology (UWS) 2002 and postgraduate certificates in Couples and Family Therapy, Workplace and Family Mediation and Workplace Training.

2016

National Program Manager Peer Support Program Limbs 4 Life.

2015

Joined National Health and Wellbeing Committee, Limbs 4 Life.

2010

Invited to speak at a Government Consultation Day with the Federal Minister of Health as one of two Social Workers in Australia in response to proposed changes to the Better Access for Mental Health Services funding under Medicare.

2008

Established Intalink Therapy Solutions in Taree; a private multidisciplinary Child Developmental Service and Child, Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Service offering specialist medical Paediatric and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric consultations and Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Clinical Psychology and Social Work services with a special interest in children, adolescents and families with complex needs.

1993

Board member of Manning Valley Emergency Accommodation – five years as Secretary and President of the Women’s and Children’s Refuge and the Adolescent Refuge.

1988

Established a private Occupational Rehabilitation Service in Taree covering the Mid North Coast Area of NSW.

1986

Established a 24-hour Sexual Assault Service in Taree, NSW.

1981

Founding member of the initial Steering Committee to establish the Alzheimers Association, now Alzheimers Australia.

1981

Sole Social Worker with the Association of Mental Health, NSW, in conjunction with ARAFMI position.

1980

First Social Worker employed by the Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill (ARAFMI) (Sydney) – established a 24-hour Telephone Counselling and Support Line staffed by volunteers.

1977

Social Work student representative on the Students’ Representative Council, Sydney University.