The VACC Fine Tuning Automotive Mental Health Program Facilitators are not counsellors or psychologists, however they will be the workplaces most valuable resource as business owners work their way through the program.
They will carry out face to face visits with participating workplaces or workshops to provide tailored support including:
- development of workplace specific mental health action plans taking into consideration systems of work and suitable interventions
- provide assistance and strategies for implementing policies and practices for improved mental health outcomes
- provide resources and ongoing guidance.
Michelle joined VACC as a Project Facilitator for the Fine Tuning Automotive Mental Health Program. She holds a Diploma of Applied Science Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Diploma of Gerontological Nursing and has completed the Business Growth through Quality with the Australian Quality Council. She has a track record of building high performing teams and creating strong partnerships with businesses, suppliers, customers and staff. Her leadership skills as a Deputy Director of Nursing/Quality Manager has seen her involved in the development and implementation of a continuous improvement program.
As an Owner/Director of a retail and online store that shipped globally for 17 years, she understands the requirements and regulations of running a small business. Her last 4 years has seen her working within the automotive industry in administration.
Shelley has recently joined the VACC as a Project Facilitator for the Fine Tune Automotive Mental Health Program. Shelley is a qualified Mobile Plant Technician and understands the ins and outs of a workshop, having previously run the small engine repair section of a busy agricultural workshop.
Prior to Shelley’s automotive career, she was a manager within the hospitality industry with a focus on providing a good customer experience. She also holds a Certificate IV in Youth Justice.
Shelley is well aware of the pressures and stresses within the automotive industry and is passionate about ensuring businesses have access to resources and information to enable them to create mentally healthy workplaces.