Stephen.Noel.Johnstone – extended bio.
Born – Ulverstone, Tasmania. Australia.
Attended – West Ulverstone Primary School.
– Ulverstone High School.
– The Don College ( matriculation ) Devonport.
Sport- Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Basketball, represented Ulverstone .
Surf Life Saving (Bronze Medallion) -State champions R&R team.
– Surfing. Scouts, Bush Walking.
– Flinders University of South Australia-
Bachelor degree in Social Science. 1981
English, Sociology, Geography. Research.
– University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Social Work, with Distinction.1991
– taught English, as a second language, to Vietnamese migrants.
Continued interest and work in Cabinet Making/ Furniture Restoration.
Certificate – Furniture. Polytechnic TAS 1992
Certificate of Horticulture – Polytechnic .TAS 1995
Antique restoration, Landscape gardening.
Continued interest and application in English/Language/Writing.
Published Papers in applied Social Research and Poetry.
Peace and Justice Commission-The Tasmanian Council of Churches
Applied Social Research Evaluations.
Passionate about Social Justice and the Plight of the disadvantaged.
Particularly Mental Health and Mental Illness.
I have worked in this area as a Social Worker and as Consumer Representative, and continue to be involved in; Suicide Prevention work,
raising awareness about stigma and discrimination
about this disadvantaged population in society,
as a Mental Health Advocate and the organiser of events.I bought a house in Launceston, some 15 years ago and have
incrementally changed the landscape.
Most recently, I have had a new workshop built for my furniture work.
presently -Wordsmith -performance poet/writer,
-Mental Health Advocate
– home improvement? woodworker, gardener
Best Wishes, Stephen Noel Johnstone
– poet musing , Facebook. Copyright . 25/09/2017.