My background is in teaching and having travelled, I had the opportunity of teaching in the U.S.A, New Zealand, lived in South Africa, therefore I have great respect for different cultures and enjoy the diversity and the knowledge I have experienced.
As Oasis is a place that stands to empower those who seek peer support, advocacy and housing, as a team member, I would endeavour to make it a welcoming environment. In addition I have completed studies in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and I come with knowledge and understanding as well as including lived experiences of mental issues.
Cecelia now serves a third term on the Oasis committee. She has done many courses such as Life keepers, First Aid, Mental First Aid, Level 3 Health Disability and Age support, and Intentional Peer support.
Peers say she is approachable and willing to help.
Cecelia has also lived experience of mental health issues for the past 20 years.
She also does a lot of crafts both at Oasis and at home.