About

Welcome to Alaya House. Our aim is to create a welcoming, safe and supportive space for community members of all ages, who require specialised support with mental health issues, drug and alcohol issues and psycho-social disability in the Goulburn Valley region.

In 2019,  APMHA HealthCare and Alaya Partners Australia joined forces in a strategic partnership to establish our first mental health wellness hub located in Shepparton, Victoria. Our aim is to create a Hub which focus on wellness, recovery and supporting people to live a full and contributing life as determined by them.

By establishing this hub, we can ensure a physical presence in the region and create a holistic team approach with our various funded local mental health services and workforce. With the support of the 2019 Victorian Regional Readiness Fund(VRRF) grant, this vision has now become a reality.

 
As of the 1st of July 2019, Alaya House opened its doors to the Shepparton community and surrounding areas. This hub offers:

Our Vision

Provide holistic, team-based, mental health stepped care for people experiencing mild mental illness through to psychosocial disability.

Our Mission

To position Alaya House as one stop shop for people with a mental illness or psychosocial disability and increase the region’s capacity to service NDIS plans with high quality mental health services.

Our Team

Margaret Lingard

Accredited Mental Health Clinician for PTS/CCC Programs

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Marg Lingard has practiced as a registered general and mental health nurse for 25 yrs+. Marg has worked in a variety of roles including: acute inpatient units in Victoria and Queensland, worked in Community Mental Health in Case Management, Acute Response Teams and Triage. Marg has also worked in Forensic in a 2IC position working across 2 prison sites in Victoria for over 4 years. Marg worked in Primary Mental Health for several years before transitioning to APMHA Health Care in 2017.  Marg is working across a number of programs, PTS, MH-CCC and  Older Minds Mental Health Program providing support to these clients.
 
Marg has a keen interest in Meditation and Mindfulness and how these practices benefit mental health and recovery by empowering clients with a sense of internal strength, resilience and peace.

Dr Michael Moon

General Practitioner

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Aminah Fazlic

Administration Officer

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Aminah Fazlic has experience in administrative and accounts management and is the newest member of our Shepparton team.

As Alaya House’s administration and project officer, Aminah is the face that greets you at Alaya House. Aminah’s willingness to learn and attention to detail has been a fantastic addition to the team, especially while setting up this new facility. 

Liane Margis

Accredited Mental Health Clinician for PTS/CCC Programs

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Liane Margis is a psychiatric nurse with around 30 years of experience. She has worked in public and private hospital settings and public and private community settings as a counsellor/psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and music therapist.
 
Having traveled more on the education rather than the management field. Liane has traveled around Victoria training staff in psychiatric facilities and has also been involved in training police. In her later role of psychiatric nurse consultant for a large public health facility, Liane was involved in running and teaching the graduate nurse program, coordinating student nurses and writing and training programs in aggression management, communication and working with people who have mental health problems, across all areas and campuses of the facility. She has also trained people in other areas, such as ASIST, BLS, Counselling, and stress management, amongst others.
 
Liane moved into private practice in 2008, where she worked with a number of Medical Clinics under the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program seeing clientele for case management, counselling and psychotherapy. She moved to Shepparton to take a position as Dual Diagnosis coordinator several years ago and is now working in private practice, which she loves.

Our Partners