Jeanette Horsley
Manager/Master Mental Health Educator

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I am passionate about mental health education across communities and the role personal growth and development plays in making us all mentally, emotionally and physically stronger.

When my partner & I moved to the Mornington Peninsula I had not envisaged my career path redirecting in quite the way it has, or that it would continue to inspire & challenge me on a daily basis for what is now upwards of 13 years.

My greatest professional achievement has been working initially with Sarah Darling and subsequently her daughter Missy and the Jimmy’s Foundation Board, to bring to life, the Jimmy’s Vision. 

Our young people are at the core of our daily activity and commitment, and to be surrounded by a team of inspiring, committed and compassionate individuals – all of whom share the vision – is amazing!

For me, downtime is spent in my garden, fitting in daily exercise, travelling and sharing the lives of our adult sons.

Jess King
Centre Coordinator

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In my role as Centre Coordinator, I am passionate about creating a space where young people feel safe & supported to be themselves and embrace what makes them unique.

I am particularly proud of our weekly Teenage Overnight Stay initiative that aims to help young people develop valuable life skills and ultimately, independence. I love leading this initiative and working with our team to provide a safe space for young people to learn healthy routines, cooking skills and develop strong and supportive relationships – all while having fun! 

We have created a beautiful family atmosphere on these nights and it is something that brings a lot of joy to my life. 

On my downtime you can find me out in nature camping and exploring new places or spending time with my family and friends. 

Jas Dickinson
Youth Engagement Specialist

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I’m passionate about youth wellbeing and sustainability and love that Jimmy’s actively supports both these passions.

 In my down time I spend time in nature, cooking, gardening, swimming at the beach and exploring new places. These activities help support my wellbeing and I love sharing their benefits with our young people.

Recently I transitioned from a student work placement at Jimmy’s to a permanent role as a Youth Engagement Specialist. Something I feel very proud of and love. 

 What I love most about Jimmy’s is the unique service we offer and seeing firsthand the joy and smiles we bring to the faces of our young people. It is like no other and I am so grateful to be part of such an amazing organisation. 

Kerry Marshall

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Training and working as an Acupuncturist initially in London and then Australia for just on 20 years, makes me feel fortunate to have a career I love, am passionate about & inspires me every day to constantly learn and remain curious about my observations and application of knowledge.
I grew up on the beach, travelled, lived in big cities then returned to a coastal lifestyle to raise my daughter – and our newest member Alfie the puppy – which is now, how I spend my downtime. To combine this with a career that helps provide wellness outcomes for our community is a gift.
For me, working within the Jimmy’s team, feels like being part of a big family – a caring community of like-minded professionals coupled with the boundless energy of the young people.
Treating adolescents & young people with acupuncture has enriched my practice. I can see it planting seeds for growing healthy adults, empowered with choice on how they manage their ongoing health & wellbeing.

Josh Lee
Youth Engagement Specialist

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I am passionate about sports and fitness, and have been fortunate to sustain an amateur football career in Regional Victoria for the past 10 years. As a player and team Captain I thrive on leading by example and hope to transfer these skills into my role at Jimmy’s. 

Working at Jimmy’s has inspired me to enroll in further studies this year to add to my experience as a Education Support worker – a decision I feel proud of and ready to take on.

In my downtime I love getting outdoors with my wife and our dog Tilly, exploring, camping and hiking in the Otway National Forrest.

Cherelle Almarker
Naturopath/Youth Engagement Specialist

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I am passionate about health and fitness and contributing to a sustainable and healthy environment. 

When not working or training at the gym or pool, I love spending time in my beautiful garden filled with indigenous & endemic plantings, or wandering along the surf beach near home. 

 I am proud of the independent woman I am today, following my belief system & what I love most across both my professional and personal life. 

Working at Jimmy’s is aligned to my core values and is extremely rewarding and energising. I love developing nurturing relationships with our unique & diverse young people as well as working alongside an amazing team of inspiring staff and volunteers. 

Margaret Yarnton
Reiki Master/Aroma Therapist

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I am passionate about life and connecting with nature.

I have been blessed during my working life to have always been in roles I love.  As a teacher, Manager in disability employment services and for the last two decades, a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher, my primary aim has always been to educate, empower and nurture people. 

For the past 13 years I have followed the evolution of Jimmy’s – supporting young people on camps & retreats, and now very happy to be part of the amazing team at Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary.  It is a joy to observe the young people engaging and thriving in this safe & supportive environment.

In my downtime I love bushwalking, compiling my family history, enjoying the program of films at the French Film Festival, camping and ‘chilling out’ with my nine beautiful grandchildren.  

I am proud of my approach to ageing; regularly exercising my body, mind and spirit!

Angela Damelio
Reiki & Sound Healing Practitioner

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Throughout my career I have maintained a strong focus on introducing young people and children to the benefits of holistic healing. Perhaps because I experienced trauma & clinical depression myself as a young person – without tools and support – I now have a strong commitment to sharing these tools in the early stages of adolescent & teenage development.

As an experienced and passionate Reiki Master, Theta Healer, Holistic Counsellor, Yoga and Sound Healer instructor, the opportunity to provide these experiences for young people at Jimmy’s, is a dream come true.

One of my greatest achievements has been founding Butterfly Wisdom in 2009 and being able to support my core values and beliefs through a 20-year career in the Wellness Industry.

Staying healthy is important to me and in my spare time I love spending quality time with my family and close friends and being at home relaxing, reading, listening to, or watching something inspiring.