Allied Health Support Services was born in January 2016, out of time consuming pure frustration at the lack of cohesiveness in our Australian Allied Health community.
My name is Sarena Jones and I am an Occupational Therapist on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. After returning to practice after 3 years of maternity leave, I didn’t feel confident, I didn’t feel skilled, I didn’t feel supported and unsurprisingly – I wasn’t happy!
I struggled with my new role delineation and how to look after my family, my clients, and of course, myself. I didn’t have the resources or the time to travel to expensive courses, but I desperately wanted to get up to date with the latest evidence, brush up on my clinical skills, connect with others and feel confident again. I soon realised I wasn’t alone…
I spent hours trying to find and connect with online Allied Health communities, accessible online PD and supervision. So many of us miss opportunities, struggle to keep up to date, don’t know where to look or what’s even out there and available!
Our vision is to provide an amazing online community and directory for Allied Health professionals everywhere – so they may access professional development, support, networking and opportunities, to feel up to date, connected and confident.
At Allied Health Support Services, we have a special interest in practitioners that may be experiencing difficulties due to being on leave, returning from leave, geographical or clinical isolation, needing clinical or professional support and of course, being seriously time poor!
If you are an allied health professional looking to contribute in some way, seeking casual employment, or have specific needs or requirements, please contact [email protected] to get involved. We are always looking for health professionals to share their experience, skills and resources…and build a greater, more connected network.
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