Ms Sally Cassidy
BA, BSW (Flin), PostGradDip Adv Mental Hlth Prac (BU)
Director of Wellbeing
Sally Cassidy became Director of Wellbeing at St Mark’s in late 2022. She has worked as a social worker specialising in mental health for nearly 20 years, including as a Student Counsellor for complex cases at the University of Adelaide’s Counselling Support service since 2015. She served for some months in 2022 as Acting Team Manager there.
Sally’s previous roles include working as a social worker for Disability SA and as a support worker for Youthlink (a support service for disadvantaged young people), and from 2004 to 2012 she worked in mental health care in London as a registered social worker.
Sally graduated from Flinders University with a BA (Legal Studies and Politics) before completing a Bachelor of Social Work at Flinders. She has postgraduate qualifications in social work practice and advanced mental health practice from universities in the United Kingdom.
A Mental Health First Aid trainer since 2017, Sally has extensive experience in developing and delivering training programs. She has been a member of the Wellbeing Champion Network at the University of Adelaide, and a founding member of South Australia’s first Tertiary Suicide Prevention Advisory Group.
Her volunteer roles include being event director and run director for Largs Bay parkrun, and food and wine coordinator for Bayettes Beefsteak and Burgundy Club.
Sally and her husband, Rohan, and their two children (Bella and Olly) live on-site in Walkley Cottage, along with their white fluffy Samoyed named Hachi.
You can read more about Sally here.
About the Director of Wellbeing
The Director of Wellbeing focuses both on helping students and staff develop skills, including resilience, that promote their wellbeing and help them to thrive, and on providing support to students when needed, including helping students to access external mental health care.
You can read more about the creation of the Director of Wellbeing role and the expansion of student support at St Mark's here.