Nina Oughton
Nina Oughton

Carolyn Roberts

Indigenous Health Scholarship 2019

Charles Darwin University, NT

Bachelor of Social Work
Scholarship Awarded 2019

Sponsored by:
Coopers Foundation

Indigenous Health Scholarship Program

How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?

Completing this degree will assist me in gaining a Social Work Degree, which will add immensely to my current knowledge and skills base as a Aboriginal Health Worker in Country Health SA. I have worked in an Aboriginal Health Worker capacity, with a focus on Aboriginal Youth Health and Well-being in Country Health SA for the past 7 years. In this time I have been highly supported by both the Community Health Social Work Team and the Mental health Team. I have worked within a Social Work Model of Care, and have regular supervision from a Social Worker, who has helped me to grow and learn in the Social Work space, adding to my interest in becoming a Social Worker.

I have grown particularly interesting in Mental Health, and my hope is to become an Aboriginal Social Worker in the Community Youth Mental Health Team and beyond. Long term, my goal is to lead Aboriginal Health by working towards a Program Management position.

I am very passionate about providing the best care and outcomes form my community and I look forward to gain more knowledge and skills to be able to better address some of the key issues and social determinates that affect our people.

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