On Thursday night, RWAV presented the Victorian Rural Health Awards, to “recognise the significant role of rural health professionals in contributing to the wellbeing of our rural communities”. Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners, whose professionalism and dedication to their rural communities is truly inspiring.
It was an honour to have been nominated and then a finalist in the category of “outstanding contribution by an allied health professional”, along 5 other incredible professionals, including my friend and colleague Leesa van Ruiswyk, who works tirelessly in the NW Vic as a dietician at Northern District Community Health.
I was completed humbled to have won the award.
Thank you to those who nominated me, and who have acknowledged the importance of my mission to provide mental health care to our rural communities how and where you need it. And thank you to my equally dedicated and passionate team for your collaboration and support in making this a reality.
North West Victoria, you are awesome. And it is an honour to be here to support you.
(You can watch my acceptance speech here below - after 21 attempts at recording it it was still imperfect, but, here it is)
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Fantastic achievement and recognition, congratulations!
Absolutely amazing! You really deserve it. Thanks for all the good work you do for the community 😊
Congratulations on your great achievement Naomi!🎉❤️🎉❤️
Congratulations and well deserved.
Congratulations Naomi, well deserved! xx 👏👏
Congratulations to you and your dedicated team Naomi 🙂
Congratulations. You are an inspiration 😘 keep going we need more of you in rural health.
Congratulations 🥳 This is awesome 😎
So deserved 💓 congratulations Naomi !!!
Well deserved and congratulations Naomi Malone your passion is amazing and love your work 🙌👏🤩
Congratulations 👏 Well done 😍👏
Congratulations Naomi, so well deserved
On you Naomi🙏
Love your boots!
So, when criticism comes, ask yourself. Am I living my values in the moment, in this situation? If the answer is no, it is a chance to redirect and make new decisions to move forward in line with who you want to be.
But if you can truly say you are being who you want to be, then don’t invest any energy in the criticisms.
Stay strong in your values. You know who you are.
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This character is the Medical director of a large public hospital. He is passionate and driven, compassionate and authentic. He isn’t swayed in his mission to make things better and help those he cares for and works with. He is FULL on, and resilient, falling down and getting up again and again and again, and sees “no” as a challenge rather than a full stop. He listens, and though he doesn’t always get it right, and often fails epically, he takes it all on board and moves forward, always asking “how can I help?”.
Being compared to Max Goodwin in this way is an honour. His values and approach to life and his mission is inspirational to me, and I hope that I am even half of the clinician and leader that he is portrayed to be.
If there is a fictional character that you relate strongly to, I’d love to know. Who and why?
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Big Fan. I love that no matter what is going on, he can find the strength to say “How can l help you”. That’s an amazing person. The ability to accept that something didn’t work and move on is an exceptional trait that most of us need to learn…..including me😊
Big fan. My favourite saying now when I meet people at my talks " How can I help you?"
And so what makes me most sad and wild of all, is when I hear someone so upset by the judgements of another group, responding with the same level of non acceptance and judgement in return. We have the power to make choices about the way we respond, even when we are hurt, and to respond in the exact same way you are wanting to change in others does not help. This level of intolerance in whichever direction, will not change the world. You can’t call out poor behaviour if you behave the same way.
Be respectful and kind, always. That’s where your power is.
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I believe in some situations people need to protect themselves against unkind people with unkind intentions. In this case showering the offender with kindness is unhelpful. The person needs to yes be respectful but tough. What do you think Naomi?
Needed this today! Thank you. This divorce is excruciating!
So now it’s time to share something many don’t know about me...... I am the MOST extreme introvert there is!!!! Given the work I do and love, most people are surprised if I tell them this. After all, I spend most of my time engaging and working with other people. And I really hope that I don’t come across as antisocial!!!
The difficulty sits with the myth that extraversion and introversion are an indication of whether or not you enjoy being around people. The truth is, it is actually all about where we get our energy from. Extraverts need to be around others to recharge their batteries, while introverts need to spend time alone.
What this practically means is that for me to be able to do what I do, and give my clients, colleagues and team members the energy that they deserve, I need to have some down time alone. A bit like plugging in the mobile phone to recharge, I need to check in to self time. I need to make sure that I give myself what I need to keep my energy charged so that I can do what I love to do. Which is 100% about people.
(Ps. My number 1 favourite introvert recharge? Netflix true crime binges 🤫 )
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Have two of my own poached every morning!
Scrambled or lightly boiled with vegemite soldiers. Yum!
I'm missing poached eggs, but you cant have them unless they're runny... 🤰🤰
omelette or scrambled