The department's regionally based Organisational Wellbeing Consultants are qualified counsellors, psychologists or social workers that are employed to support employees, Principals/Managers and whole workplaces either with issues related to individual or workplace health and wellbeing.
A range of supportive psychological health and wellbeing services are available to employees and workplaces through regional Organisational Wellbeing Consultants. These services may include the following:
Contact details for DETE's regionally based Organisational Wellbeing Consultants are provided below.
Jennifer Brennan (Full-time)
Toowoomba based Employee Advisor
Telephone: (07) 4616 7602
Mobile: 0437 345 256
Noel Ryan (Full-time)
Rockhampton based Employee Advisor
Telephone: (07) 4932 4043
Facsimile: (07) 4938 4918
Brenda Lack (Full-time)
Telephone: (07) 3436 6241
Facsimile: (07) 3280 1479
Katrina Barben (Tues, Wed, Fri)
Eagleby based Employee Advisor
Telephone: (07) 3386 4104
Mobile: 0419 758 460
The Central Office, Organisational Health Unit has within it a health and wellbeing team who are able to provide general information and advice to all departmental workplaces seeking to establish or improve upon their staff wellness program. Health and Wellbeing Team are all qualified psychologists and counsellors who have a particular interest in organisational programs to improve physical and mental health.
Additionally, this team is also able to provide to Central Office/CBD staff consultancy advice on matters relating to individual psychological health or on the effectiveness of larger groups of staff members, where there may be issues impacting on the psychological wellness and performance of that team. Central Office/CBD staff and managers are welcome to contact a member of this team for confidential or general advice about these issues or for information on resources available to improve team or individual productivity and wellbeing.
The Central Office Health and Wellbeing Team also also provides traumatic incident support, advice and referral for Central Office and all DETE CBD locations. Central Office and DETE CBD workplaces that have been affected by a potentially traumatic event are able to call one of the team members below for assistance.
Ms Sue Alderton
Principal HR Consultant (Employee Assistance and Wellbeing)
Telephone: (07) 3513 6566
Facsimile: (07) 3513 6592
Mr Wayne Hunt (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)
Telephone: (07) 3513 6567
Ms Di Levak
Telephone: (07) 3513 6565
This page was last reviewed on 16 Oct 2014