Heather Stavely is an Associate Director with a particular focus on service development and service delivery. Previously Heather has worked closely with headspace National to deliver the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to creating nine new early psychosis services across Australia.
Heather started with EPPIC when it opened in 1992 and has held many leadership roles in the area of early psychosis and other disorders. As a senior social worker, Heather has worked for more than 25 years in the mental health field specialising in youth mental health. She has worked in case management, specialised family work, group work, acute care and workforce development. Heather has extensive experience working in a headspace centre and in both private and public mental health, most notably with Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program, where she led the Youth Access Team.
Heather has been responsible for the program management of several large national projects within Skills and Knowledge, with a focus on upskilling the youth mental health workforce and service development activities to create responsive models of care for youth.
Heather has also been involved in knowledge translation work, presenting webinars and workshops, as has also authored or contributed to a number of clinical resources. She has presented her work in youth mental health at international meetings.