Mum for Mum

Nadene Alhadeff

Nadene Alhadeff

Executive Director

Nadene has been heading the MUM FOR MUM program since 2012, increasing the program’s reach from 14 trained volunteers in 2008 to 120 active volunteers supporting over 130 families a year in 2019.  She currently oversees the program with a professional intake team conducting many of the intakes.

Under Nadene’s helm the program received NSW NAPCAN award for its role in child protection and resilience, the Australian Psychological Wellbeing Award, the Randwick Citizen of the Year award and the Team Volunteer of the Year for the City of Sydney and Eastern suburbs.

She sits on the Board of WHAMglobal an international women’s health advocacy group, and on the Board of the Jewish Suicide Prevention Network.

Having owned and run her own preschool for 25 years after immigrating to Australia, she developed her own training courses, running workshops in the corporate, welfare and educational areas with subjects raging from communication, conflict resolution and stress management to diversity and leadership. Nadene has worked with indigenous students at UNSW’s Shalom College and has served as a volunteer counsellor and training mentor with Lifeline.  She has an undergraduate in psychology, postgraduate counselling, cert 1V in Training, and is a trained yoga teacher and Circle of Security Facilitator.

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