About The Anxious Bird

About Jules

Career Profile:

An accomplished conversationalist in mental health education, Jules has an engaging and creative approach in helping communities understand mental illness and how to manage the invisible learning blocks and walls often confronted, in learning expeditions. She takes the myths and fictitious beliefs about mental illness, and weaves participants into developing safe and confident based approaches that can be used in supporting and maximizing confidence in “the space” for both teacher and learner.

With gaiety and passion, she introduces us into an awareness of mental health literacy, recovery, and the importance of embracing strength based and person-centred learning for each student.



  • Principal Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • REACH Facilitator- Black Dog Institute
  • BA in Applied Art
  • Diploma in Vocational Education and Training
  • Accredited Mental Health Trainer(Aged care- Disability – Lifestyle and Leisure)

Employment History:

  • Owner of The Anxious Bird – Mental Health Education Support
  • Program Facilitator for Foundation61 (Alcohol and Drug Rehab)
  • Over 30 years’ experience in TAFE and the Non-profit RTO sector
  • Principal Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • Over 30 years in community services, working with a range of diverse people of all ages

Areas of Expertise:

  • Assisting you to understand the major mental illnesses including signs and symptoms, accepting mental illness is present in each learning room, and accepting that’s ok! She leaves participants with a, ‘We can do this” attitude.
  • Activating conversation confidence boosters to ask the hard questions of engagement when support for mental illness is required.
  • Up, down, roundabout, and more creative strategies and approaches that assist the model of recovery within the education sector.
  • Bringing to her delivery, over 30 years of working in community services with a range of clients with complex needs including current facilitation in A and D programs.
  • Brilliant conference presenter for both VET and earlier education, as she stands participants on their feet! (literally)
  • Bringing knowledge from involvement in many extensive mental health committee networks within the service sector, including specialist services and Deakin University.
  • A genuine creative person with a lived experience of mental illness.