Carolyn Fleming has had over 20 years experience working in the field of Health and Human services. A registered nurse for the first half of her working life she completed an Associate Diploma in Health Science (Nursing). This lead her into 17 years working within the Mental Health and Alcohol and other drugs sector. Completing her post graduate year in forensic psychiatry at Long Bay Jail she worked in all areas of Mental Health including acute, sub-acute and long- term rehabilitation.
During this time she became more interested in looking at the individual and communities in a different way. Searching for this new way she entered a Diploma of Community Recovery and then later into her Masters of Indigenous Studies (Ongoing). It was here that life took a different direction.
This journey of deepening her own self awareness through a commitment to healing provided a platform from which she now conducts her work with all people. She is passionate about individual and collective healing and strives to build relationships based on good listening, honesty, reciprocity and cultural safety principles.
Carolyn’s experience has been varied from Nursing duties across inpatient and community settings in mental health, disabilities and aged care. Her love and passion remains in community development and engagement. Spending 10 years on Gumbaynggirr Country she worked with community co-facilitating healing circle’s in both Women’s Health and Mental Health within the context of Trauma informed practices and cultural safety.
For the past two years Carolyn has had the privilege to be engaged with the care of her extended family – working alongside We-al-li she draws from these two experience’s from the personal and professional where somehow the healing work remains the same.
A devoted mother to her daughter Carolyn was raised on Wiradjurri Country (Wagga Wagga) she now resides on Turrbal country (Brisbane).