One of the best ways communities can support each other is from within the community. Clinical treatment and occupational/psycho-social activities play a role, but the first point of support comes from peers. Support networks therefore need to be aware and informed in order to be safe. Peer to peer support has been transformational in many big organisations since the 1970s, but we have not embraced it as well in Australia. We can augment and accelerate wellness and wellbeing
through peer to peer support which gives these lived experience networks hope, provides action plans that can be transformative. In this webinar Kelliegh is joined by guests Ali and James.
This webinar took place 2 PM Monday, 26 August 2019
More about Kelliegh Jackson
Kelliegh is the Founder of the charity Eyes Front, with the aim and purposes of supporting vulnerable
populations, including Veterans and their families. She is also the CEO of The International Institute of First Responders and Peer Support an organisation that empowers peer to peer support networks. Kelliegh served her country in the Australian Army for more than 20 years. She has worked on major projects such as the introduction of the GAP year scheme for 17–24 year old’s, introduction of domestic security and anti-terrorism arrangements on the five high-risk bases and cultural change in the Navy. Kelliegh’s passion has and always will be the wellbeing of the veteran community and their families. Her current projects include introduction of Veteran Radio, which is a fortnightly podcast and community radio station project aimed at talking current issues, which referral services or organisations have an interest in that issue and the ‘Celebration of Service’ pubic speaking program designed to help veterans.