Claudia Dorney

Claudia Dorney

Communications Coordinator, MCRI

Claudia is an enthusiastic and skilled Communications Coordinator who joined the strategy team at the beginning of 2023. Since graduating from a Bachelor of Media and Communications majoring in Journalism at La Trobe University in 2021, Claudia has honed her talent for effective and strategic communication as she supports the team in this new role.  

Prior to joining the strategy, Claudia has had a breadth of administration experience working in various roles at The Royal Children’s Hospital for almost six years. She currently holds a secondary role within the RCH Staff Mental Health Strategy as part of the Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing team. This experience and context has proved to be a valuable asset to the Campus Mental Health Strategy and is essentially what drives her to make a meaningful and intentional impact across the campus. 

What also drives Claudia is her lived experience with mental health diagnoses and treatment. When it comes to her passions, mental health is at the top of the list and her goals for communicating are to do so empathically, to build knowledge and understanding, and to break down stigma associated with mental health topics. If you want to know what she gets up to outside of work, it’s simple – she’s most likely attending to her two beloved cats.

Acknowledgement of Country

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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.

Proudly supported by the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation