Outlook Psychology Practice and the Refined Café
You can hear Michelle’s story at the TIO Resilience in Business Lunch with Dan Pronk in Nhulunbuy on Tuesday 11 October 2022.
Michelle Grant returned home after university to help the mental wellbeing of her community. She owns Outlook Psychology in Nhulunbuy, a remote mining township in North-east Arnhem Land.
Michelle was raised in Nhulunbuy and attended preschool to Year 12 in the community. She graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from James Cook University in 2007 and returned to the NT to complete an internship with the Department of Human Services.
Michelle then “followed her heart” back to Queensland and soon started a family. But the Territory called – and she returned to Nhulunbuy with her husband and two children to live what she calls a “simple life” helping people in her community.
Michelle runs her practice with manager, and eldest sister, Rebecca Bridge who is the backbone of the operation.
“The business is a success because of persistence and teamwork. I couldn’t have done it by myself.”
Outlook Psychology is the first private practice to base psychologists and social workers in communities in Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt.
“Our clinicians go to our most vulnerable clients to provide services, rather than expect them to overcome significant barriers to receive mental health support.
“We also deliver community education through social and emotional wellbeing workshops delivered to community groups changing the way it connects with Indigenous people.”