Gwen Duncan (she/her)
Undertaking Cert IV in Community Services
Working at Spark for Life has given me the opportunity to help young people work through their experiences and challenges. My primary experience working with children has been in the coaching field. I have been a co-coach since 2019 and in 2022 I made the drive down to Albury to become a qualified community tennis coach. I have also worked as a support worker for young people with disabilities. Additionally, my younger sister is auADHD and seeing her face challenge after challenge and work to overcome them sparked my passion in working with neurodiverse children.
EXPERTISE & INTEREST:
Child and adolescent mental health
More About Gwen:
During high school my academic confidence and my motivation for school went downhill. This led me to leaving school to pursue other options. I spent my time trialing different fields of work. These various experiences, and finally an ADHD diagnosis, allowed me to better understand myself, rebuild my confidence, and fall in love with learning.
My interest in mental health led me to enrolling in a Community Services course at CIT. This course has given me passion and purpose. Though my path was non-traditional, I am grateful for the experiences that have led me to where I am today. In the future I would love to go to University and study social work.
I love playing tennis, hanging out with my cat and I recently started including yoga in my daily routine and so far am loving it!
Three words that describe Gwen: Fun, creative, supportive
Spirit Animal: Donkey
Favourite Game: Uno
Something people wouldn’t guess about you: I can solve a Rubik's cube in less than 3 minutes!