Jan has a BA (Hons) and has undertaken post-graduate studies in Inter-professional Health and Community Studies. She is a certified trainer and has been verified as an Advanced WOW practitioner. She has worked for over 25 years in the fields of individual, team, organisational and community development and community education.
Jan co-developed the ‘Reflect, Replenish, Restore’ sessions to support Lifeline community recovery workers to prioritise their self-care and wellbeing. She is also an Associate for Implemental (formerly Maudsley International), supporting mental health promotion. She previously worked for Relationships Australia Qld as the WOW Support Program – Project Manager, funded by the Queensland Mental Health Commission, where she led the uptake of the Wheel of Wellbeing (WOW) across Queensland, enabling individuals, families, organisations and communities to improve their positive mental health and to thrive and flourish.
Prior to this, Jan worked with partners across all sectors to establish the Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub for Logan and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, a place-based initiative. Using participatory leadership, Wheel of Wellbeing and Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment processes, this contributed to improved community capacity for positive mental health and wellbeing.
Jan has a passion for learning and for sharing the knowledge that we all have the potential to enhance our happiness and wellbeing and to flourish in life.