My name is Darren Marks and currently spend my time (most of it anyway) as a Team Leader at Toowoomba Clubhouse.
My time working in Mental Health has been in a variety of different roles starting as a pure untrained and inexperienced newbie over 10 years ago. I have facilitated group activities, provided, support coordination through the Partners in Recovery program, coordinated a housing program and more recently spent time in middle management. I see myself as a "Front line/Coalface" worker at heart and thoroughly enjoy supporting my staff to become the best Coaches they can be. I have an Education Degree I have never used - Since I started working in Mental Health I have not once felt the need to return to it.
I am a strong believer in Self-Care, having strong professional and personal boundaries, and working to live, instead of living to work.
I love the diversity, experiences and knowledge of the people we work with and am a true believer in the power of conversation. I have learnt so much.