Patrick is the Senior Project Officer with Equally Well Australia. Prior to this role he was Team Leader, Transitional Mental Health Services, Central Coast Local Health District. He is a social worker by trade and has published research into peer work and elder abuse. Patrick’s other research and policy interests include co-design, group programs for older people and carers, attitudes towards exercise and physical activity interventions for mental ill-health, suicide prevention, and recovery and wellbeing in later life. For Patrick ageing is everyone’s future. He credits the experience of working side by side with peer workers as transformative for his practice.