Rachael Shiell

Nurture Program Support Worker, WA

Rachael has been a NurtureTime volunteer for Miracle Babies since 2019 and became a staff member in 2023.

As an advocate for mental health recovery, Rachael is passionate about using her lived experience to provide information empathy, and support to families and individuals.

In between raising her two boys, Rachael works part-time for Miracle Babies Foundation, holds a role as a guest speaker at Wanneroo Community Mental Health, and runs wellbeing and life skills workshops as an educator for WA Recovery College Alliance.

When Rachael’s first son was in neonates 13 years ago, there wasn’t anything like Miracle Babies Foundation available to provide her the support she needed. This is the main reason she is eager to provide parent-to-parent support to families now.