Professional Liaison Team (PLT)


The overarching purpose of the Professional Liaison Team is to work alongside the Mindful Margaret River Board to further the objectives of Mindful Margaret River by communicating in four directions. That is:

  1. Supporting the Board of Mindful Margaret River to achieve strategic goals
  2. Collaborating with other members of the PLT to better understand each other’s work and to coordinate efforts between agencies
  3. Providing communication links with PLT members’ own organizations to build shared understanding between the agency and Mindful Margaret River and
  4. Being actively engaged with members of the Taskforce and members of the community in ways that further the goal of enhancing levels of mental health and well-being in the Augusta Margaret River community.

Current Members

Andrew Host
Margaret River Senior High School
Department of Education

Belinda Hutchinson
Community Development

Brendan Mooney
Acting Regional Executive Director – South West
Department of Communities – Community Services

Colin Penter
Projects Lead
Western Australian Association for Mental Health

Jacqui Tarrant & Nicky Smith
Suicide Postvention & Prevention Coordinators
SWCADS / St John of God Social Outreach

James Shepherd
Director Corporate and Community Services
Shire of Augusta Margaret River

Kerry Shaw
Regional Manager – South West
GP Down South

Marina Johns
Regional Manager – South West
WA Primary Health Alliance

Robert Kimmel
Clinical Coordinator
Lower South West Community Mental Health
WA Country Health Service South West

Simone Taplin
Officer In Charge – Margaret River
WA Police