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Vivienne Tomlinson Cert 1V in Training and Assessment, Cert 1V in Business Leadership ( Frontline Management)
 
Vivienne has a health background with experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist, a Clinical Aromatherapist a Dental Health Educator and working and caring for children with emotional and behavioural problems in a residential setting.
 
Since 2001 Vivienne has been working in Self-Management, Pain Management, Empowerment and Peer Education. She is a Master Trainer in Stanford CDSMP (Chronic Disease Self- Management Program)  developed by Kate Lorig and her colleagues at Stanford University, a Master Trainer in the LIFE (Living Improvements for Everyone) Program, an adaptation of the Stanford CDSMP for Aboriginal people and a Senior Trainer in the Challenging Pain course developed by Arthritis Care UK.
Vivienne has a Diploma in Mindfulness and is a Silver Member of the International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching and a Silver Member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists
 
Jenny Bennett  BA(Hons) Dip Ed
 
Jenny has a background in education, teaching secondary mathematics and geography.
 
Since 1997 Jenny has been working in Self-Management, Pain Management, Empowerment and Peer Education. She is a Master Trainer in Stanford CDSMP (Chronic Disease Self- Management Program)  developed by Kate Lorig and her colleagues at Stanford University, a Master Trainer in the LIFE (Living Improvements for Everyone) Program, an adaptation of the Stanford CDSMP for Aboriginal people and a Principal and Senior Trainer in the Challenging Pain course developed by Arthritis Care UK.
 
Both Vivienne and Jenny have written all Leap SA programs based on their expertise and experience. They have presented their work at state and interstate conferences within Australia. They are considered as experts in the field of Peer Education and have developed a suite of Peer Education Training Programs. 
 
Leap SA was formed as a partnership between Vivienne and Jenny in August 2012 as a result of their diversity of skills as well as their combined passion to empower all people, male, female, consumers, health professionals, to take control of their lives whether it be at home, in the workplace or dealing with health issues. 
 
Vivienne Tomlinson and Jenny Bennett welcome you to Leap SA's website.
 
"Through our expertise in self-management and pain - management we offer:Information, Education and Training for peers and professionals
 
Over the years we have made people laugh, we have changed people’s lives. We walk the walk and talk the talk. We have lived all that we teach and facilitate. It is a life changing experience for people who access our services, developing skills in empowerment and motivation.
 
Please take the time to browse our website, read what people are saying about us and explore what we offer in more detail.
 
 

 

Our Mission and Vision 
 
Mission:
To improve the lives of individuals through empowerment and self-management.
Vision:
Provide individuals with access to a range of strategies enabling development and self-empowerment
 
Organisations Leap SA have collaborated with and/or presented workshops for include:
Advanced Personnel Management
Adelaide Hills Council
Ardtornish Children's Community Centre
Australian Research Centre Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) University Of Adelaide     
Cancer Council SA
City Of Campbelltown
City Of Mitcham
City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters
City Of Playford
City Of Salisbury
Eastern Collaborative
Family Home Support Services
Grow SA
HESTA
Keithcot Farm Children's Centre
Life Care Active Payneham
Network SA
North Eastern Health Centre
Parkinson’s SA
SA Country Health
SSRG Southern Services Reform Group
Summit Health
Uniting Care Wesley Bowden
Uniting Communities
WIS Women in Super
 
 
 
  
 
      Leap SA is a member of:
 
         
      SASMA (South Australian Self-Management Alliance)
     Tea Tree Gully Community Forum Inc 
     Adelaide PHN - Consumer and Carers Health Priority Group
     Corporate Member of Active Ageing
     Peers for Progress -Global Network of Peer Support Organisations. 
 
      


 

 

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