Catherine Olweny

Catherine Olweny

Senior Project Officer Trauma Informed Preventative Care, RCH

Catherine is Staff Anaesthetist and Medical Lead Comfort Kids Procedural Pain Management, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management.

The Campus Mental Health Strategy provides an opportunity for an integrated approach to paediatric mental health with the objective that mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and their families become a priority across all disciplines and throughout the patient journey. With the implementation of a trauma informed framework, Catherine would like to see procedural distress no longer accepted as a routine part of caring for children and young people.


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At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.

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