Louise Johnson lives in Geelong with her partner and two children Alice 13 years and Nicholas 11 years old. Nicholas has an intellectual disability and ASD, so as his mother and carer she has lived experience of what it is to care for someone with a disability.
Having spent 30 years working as a midwife and nurse she has always enjoyed supporting women and their families through pregnancy and birth, but her focus has taken a new direction, with the belief of advocating for carers as a whole and recognising the important role they play in our community.
Having participated in the HMHF workshop herself, Louise recognised the real importance for mother’s in particular to prioritise their own health and wellbeing in order to sustain their caring role. This can often be challenging, however Louise felt that through the facilitation of the workshop she was able to emphasise to participants that mother’s are very important people, and the facts and knowledge presented were tools for the power to make changes.
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