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Jim Hilling

Psychosocial Support Worker | They/Them/Theirs

Jim works on the unceded lands of the Woiwurrung, Wurrundjeri and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation.

They offer services in person at the Footscray site, and via outreach. 

Jim currently has limited availability. Send us an email to learn more.

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Jim is an autistic and queer psychosocial support worker who specialises in one-on-one support and has experience supporting people living with unipolar and bipolar depression, anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, alcohol/drug addiction, autism, ADHD, OCD, schizophrenia/psychosis and hoarding. They support people from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQIA+ community, First Nations Australians, and people across the career spectrum, from professionals to students.

Jim takes a person-centred approach to help you identify and work towards goals/outcomes that are meaningful to you. Using techniques such as body-doubling, Jim can provide psychosocial support assisting with day-to-day activities, attending appointments, or support to attend and engage in social groups/activities. In addition to their psychology degree, Jim is trained/qualified in mental health first aid and crisis intervention to support you to cope with acute overwhelm or distress that might arise.

Jim is a kind, friendly and prosocial person who enjoys working with people like you either in person at our Footscray site or via outreach to your home or community places such as libraries or cafes, etc. Psychoeducation is one of Jim’s passions, particularly discussing psychological tools and techniques to help you address and navigate through mental health barriers/obstacles. 

 

Jim approaches support work with the view that you are the expert when it comes to you own life and the challenges that you experience. Jim sees their role as helping you to apply psychological tools and provide social support, through collaboration and guidance, to improve your mental well-being and life satisfaction in real-world settings.

Qualifications and Professional Associations 

  • Bachelor of Social Science [Psychology]

  • Bachelor of Science [Exploration Geology]

  • Member of Australian Psychological Society [APS]

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid [YMHFA]

  • Critical Incident Stress Management [CIMA] Peer Support Worker​​

  • Group Crisis Intervention [CIMA] Peer Support Worker

  • Assisting Individuals in Crisis [CIMA] Peer Support Worker

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