This month we had the pleasure of hearing from Amanda Dearden of Isis:
Amanda Dearden – Mental Health Accredited Social Worker and Co-ordinator at Isis – the eating issue centre talked to the club members about the free services provided to the community which are unique to the centre and tailored to meet the needs of their clients. The one on one counselling and group work doesn’t end when a person is in recovery, clients are encouraged to remain engaged with Isis which provides them with life-long support.
Amanda also talked out the Isis I love Me project which celebrates the diversity of humanity among school children and shared the positive results of this early intervention campaign.
Amanda has studied psychology and social work. She has been working in the fields of eating issues and sexual assault support and prevention since 2001 – providing counselling, group work and education. Her interests are in feminism and empowerment principles and the need to educate and raise the awareness of eating issues among the community; working towards prevention.
The Zonta Brisbane Breakfast Club supported Isis in late 2013 with funds to assist them with the relocation of their office to the existing site at Highgate Hill.