Workforce & Workplace Culture Improvement Update

Friday, 10 February 2017
This staff update is to advise staff of the progress that has been made following the independent Culture Review undertaken by Chris Hicks in 2016.

Shane Storer of Shane Storer Counselling will be commencing a complimentary and supportive plan to our current Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that will offer Health and Wellbeing services for Otway Health employees.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) provides counselling and support to all employees. Staff can feel comfortable using EAP to confidentially discuss any work or personal issues that are an inevitable part of life. All information shared will remain confidential and is not relayed to others.

Shane Storer has a Masters in Advanced Social Work (MASW) practice and initially achieved his Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in 1985. He is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) and is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). He has worked in the fields of early childhood, adolescent psychiatry, family therapy, health, trauma, critical incidence response, bereavement and staff counselling. He has worked closely with a variety of organizations across South West Victoria and has a well-developed understanding of how organizational change and development impact on staff and management alike.

Shane will be visiting Apollo Bay on the dates listed below to deliver Health and Wellbeing services. During these days he will have an office at the Senior Citizens Hall in the small card room to the right of the entrance.

Dates available for appointments



February  14 2017

June 13 2017

October 10 2017

March 14 2017

July 11 2017

November 2017

April 11 2017

August 8 2017

December 2017

May 9 2017

September 2017


Staff can make their own appointments by contacting Shane directly by email, text or phone. Shane will then arrange a mutually agreeable time for an appointment/catch up.

Shane Storer Counselling 0423 405 822                                    Newton Cottage Consulting Rooms                                    334 Timor St, Warrnambool 3280

Shane will hold two staff meetings next Tuesday 14 February 2017 @ 1130 and 1400 (his first day on site) so he can introduce himself and the services that will be offered.