Richard is a good listener who gently helps clarify the issues. He then comes alongside to work out how to work through issues and find a way forward through seemingly insurmountable and complicated problems
We personally experienced Audrey's understanding, insight and action. Our son who was slowly recovering from severe depression knew he needed to speak out to remove the stigma associated with depression and mental illness. Audrey organised two public seminars, one at our Church, and later at the Club Forster auditorium. Professor Gordon Parker, the Executive Director of The Black Dog Institute and our son, Graeme, were the speakers at Club Forster, Audrey was the MC, and over 500 people attended from around the district. The Question and Answer times, moderated by Audrey, were incredible. Professor Parker congratulated Audrey for her initiative and believed the Seminar a great success. Privately he said to us "lives will be saved today".