Discussion with Carey Blaik on her journey of recognition to “Trailblazer” nominee, hosted by Southern Queensland Branch

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Presenter: Carey Blaik

Carey originally trained as a general and psychiatric nurse in hospitals and has over 30 years’ experience in both hospital and outpatient settings. She has undertaken additional study in mental health management and trauma awareness.

Carey is the Founder and Director of Our House Our Haven, which was established in 2016 after she recognised a distinct lack of services targeted at mental illness sufferers who had been either discharged or felt unsupported by the current hospital-based models of care.

Carey’s vision was to provide a safe, non-clinical feeling space for her patients to feel comfortable to develop a sense of purpose and receive therapy through holistic experiences and social immersion in addition to the existing medical support.

Our House Our Haven is set on 2 acres and is a unique facility run largely by volunteers and has been successfully rehabilitating those most consumed by mental illness and helping them redevelop their sense of place within the community. Starting from very small beginnings, Carey continues to often work pro bono with fierce dedication.

Carey is incredibly passionate about providing care to those who most need it, by breaking down the barriers that typically prevent them from seeking professional help. Carey hopes the service will reduce the stigma around mental health and normalise seeking help in an unconventional environment.
Carey was a finalist in the Federal Health Ministers Nursing Trailblazers Award in 2021


Wednesday 28 September 2022


6pm - 7pm (AEST)






1 point


Australian College of Mental Health Nurses event

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