Stephen Noel Johnstone.

poet/writer.mental health advocate.allround helper.Email: snjohnstone@bigpond.com

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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