The National Mentor supports and encourages FCN’s in their ministry, so FCNs across this country can further improve health outcomes for Australians.
Meet the current National Mentor Millie
My name is Millie Davey and I have been involved with AFCNA for many years and felt God’s leading to be further involved as the National Mentor in 2020.
I’m a Registered General and Mental Health Nurse, and founder of SHARE-doing life together, a volunteer interdenominational church partnership initiative to support socially isolated people living with chronic mental illness in their community. I worked as a Registered General Nurse at Royal Adelaide Hospital before studying Mental Health Nursing. I was one of the first group of graduates who completed the Graduate Diploma in Theology (Faith Community Nursing) at the Australian Lutheran College. In my final semester of studies my late husband Peter, acquired severe quadriplegia. This presented a unique opportunity to apply Faith Community Nursing principles in a relevant and personal way that enabled Peter’s return home with remarkable support from many volunteers.
My desire and passion to make available individualised support that empowers people in a sustainable ways via caring Christian faith communities culminated in ‘SHARE-doing life together’ where people with a passion to care are buddied with people in the community living with mental illness and meet socially so everyone can flourish in a supportive community.
What does that mean for you?
Well it means I am here for you as a member of AFCNA and as a Faith Community Nurse (FCN). If you need encouragement in your practice as a nurse, FCN, or as a health and/or pastoral care worker I’m here to listen. I can help you to get things going and keep things going. If you want advice about the best options on nursing practice in the FCN role or you want someone to run ideas by as a sounding board… I’m here for you. This includes as a prayer partner.