Who I Am
My name is Zera Walpole. I am a qualified Mental Health Social Worker, and Trauma-Informed Practitioner with 15 years experience in the field of youth and adult mental health and family support.
My professional experiences, both as a practitioner and a therapeutic foster carer, highlighted the extreme difficulty faced by many individuals and families in regional and remote Western Australia in accessing reliable and ongoing support. Due to geographical isolation, funding issues, wait- lists, parental time restraints and complex family structures, many are unable to receive professional and timely support when it matters most.
It was through working with these families and experiencing these difficulties myself that I endeavoured to start a support service specifically targeting those families falling through the gaps.
OnFamily began in 2011 as an online information site and has since developed into a holistic counselling company, Cre8tive Social Work Services, which offers training, counselling and therapeutic support for professionals and youth and adults in the community.
Due to the current global climate, OnFamily are offering online and phone counselling to Medicare clients without a fee-gap. You may be eligible to access this by contacting your GP and asking for a mental health care plan, referring to Zera Walpole Provider # 5725251W.
Alternatively, please contact me directly to discuss possible rebates offered through DVA or your private health insurer.
Who I Am