Why did you want to be a People Connector with the ACDC Project?  

Kristy: After working in the family support area for many years it quickly became apparent that there are many mental health conditions that go undiagnosed or untreated. This is an area that I am very passionate about helping to create change and knowledge.

Luis: I chose to become a People Connector to try and help the members of my community. I have a background in disability and youth work and wanted to continue to help members in a different capacity all while developing new skills.

How have you found door knocking in Burnie so far?

Kristy: So far, we have had a positive response from both householders and organisations/services in the area. We are looking forward to meeting many more people, providing them with information and enhancing wellbeing within the community.

Luis: So far it has been a positive experience and fortunately the Tasmanian weather has been working in our favour.

What is one of the best things about your job as a People Connector?

Kristy: Being able to be a part of making valuable changes in people’s lives and assisting them to be able to live comfortably and happily.

Luis: One of the best things about being a People Connector is being able to inform community members of services that may benefit them and make life that little bit easier. The opportunity of networking with various local services is also a great benefit for developing professional networks.

How do you think the ACDC Project will help people in Burnie?

Kristy: I believe that if the information can be gathered and passed on, that many people from Burnie and surrounding areas will benefit from more specialised and specific support for their needs, and greater community and social connections.

Luis: The ACDC Project will help Burnie community members by creating awareness around services that they may have not been aware of in their area.

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