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Lauren Hateley

Lauren Hateley is the co-founder of Spend With Us and a senior clinical psychologist who resides in rural North East Victoria with her husband and three young boys. Lauren has extensive experience providing mental health assessments and interventions to infants, children, adolescents and their families. With a career that includes working for rural community mental health services, Lauren has firsthand knowledge of the unique challenges faced by those living and working in small communities and managing hardships and isolation. Lauren is passionate about improving the wellbeing of those who are experiencing hardship, so as to reduce adverse effects on rural communities – particularly in terms of the psychological toll.

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R U OK Day,

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