Founded in 2018, Kim Huckerby created The Wellbeing Affect with the goal of fostering change across the mental health and wellbeing space, ultimately resulting in a more inclusive and forward-thinking world in which every person is equipped with the skills and knowledge to assist their loved ones and alike who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Kim’s professional experience as a social worker and counselor has seen her gain experience in a plethora of roles, including psychoeducation, mentoring, strategic planning, leadership, teaching/training, and coaching. She has had the benefit of working alongside diverse groups of people and demographics, including young people, parents, secondary schools, and the corporate sector, with an absolute focus on mental health and wellbeing, which has been a key factor in the culmination of The Wellbeing Affect.
In a moment of serendipity, Kim was invited to undertake her Social Work placement at the Eating Disorders Foundation of NSW as part of her final year of study at the University of Sydney. It was this pivotal moment that inspired her to continue her career in the not-for-profit sector and this has been a key component of where she is today.
Kim resides in Sydney, Australia with her husband, 2 beautiful boys (aged 10 and 13), and their beloved fur baby, Coco the dog.
The Wellbeing Affect has been purpose-built on the foundations of empowerment and education to deliver much-needed mental health and wellbeing support on a more personal level, by equipping each client with the skills and techniques to make a positive impact on themselves, their loved ones, and peers.
Kim and her team at The Wellbeing Affect deliver:
- Accredited Mental Health First Aid and Wellbeing programs Australia wide
- One-on-one wellbeing support sessions for adults and young people
“Kim was an amazing instructor. I wasn’t too sure on what to expect going into the course but leaving I have a range of new knowledge that I know I’ll need/use at some point. Kim was able to give all the information in what felt like a safe environment. Kim held the audience’s attention the whole time…. I highly recommend Kim! Thank you!”
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