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Dr Robbie Lloyd is a professional educator, mental health worker, writer and reform agent in community health, youth, disability & ageing support, and alcohol & other drugs reform
Dr Robbie Lloyd Ph.D; MA; B.Sc; BA.Dip.Ed; CertIV TAE is a professional educator, mental health worker, writer and reform agent in community health, youth, disability & ageing support, and alcohol & other drugs reform.
He has worked for over 30 years in frontline community-based mental health and alcohol & other drugs support across Australia, in New Zealand, Indonesia and India. He has also been part of the Global Mental Health movement across Asia Pacific since 2012, with colleagues from the Creating Futures Collaborative for Rural, Remote, Indigenous & Islander Mental Health. This network is coordinated from James Cook University in Cairns, working to honour First Nations healers and medicines alongside western ways, in training local people to become the frontline workers in MH & AOD,SEWB and Trauma Informed Care.
Robbie has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for nearly 30 years, and he is also involved in the Adult Community Education movement across Australia, sitting on the board of the Mid North Coast Community College Ltd in Port Macquarie and its Special Assistance High School for traumatised young people in Years 9 & 10. He also chairs Phoenix House Youth Service in Crows Nest. He is passionate about building programs to support vulnerable community groups, including the growing numbers of traumatized young people.