GPH Psychologist Wins Prestigious Churchill Fellowship

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October 05, 2017

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Grand Pacific Health Manager for Primary Mental Health Services (based in Wollongong), Rebecca Sng has been announced as one of 109 Australians who are the 2017 Churchill Fellows.

Rebecca says her proposal was one of over 1000 applicants seeking to address an issue of national significance by bringing world class ideas back to Australia:

“My project will be travelling to the USA and UK to explore world’s best practice in assisting parents after domestic violence.”

“Even after accomplishing the difficult task of escaping a violent partner, parents face an enormous number of challenges.”

“Both they and their children are often suffering pervasive effects from the trauma, which can create long term issues.”

“I will be investigating the best ways to assist in order to break the cycle,” Rebecca added.

Every year the Winston Churchill Memorial Fund awards around 100 scholarships worth a total of over $2.8 million - to fully fund individuals for up to 8 weeks of travel.

Rebecca’s travel scholarship will be used in mid-2018 to visit services and academics.

GPH CEO Ron de Jongh says Rebecca’s findings will be an asset for our region:

“I am looking forward to Rebecca’s knowledge and insights being practically applied in our community to benefit families who are facing this significant issue.”

More information about the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, its Fellowship Program and full list of recipients can be found at:

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