Stephen Belesky –
PIR Support Facilitator

Stephen has spent most of his working career in the community sector in a variety of roles. His main interest and passion is in the area of mental health where he has spent a significant amount of time walking along side people while they navigate their own recovery journey. He has a belief that people are the best experts of their lives and just need someone to listen when going through difficult times and provide extra support until the person continues on their individual path. Stephen has completed a Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) through USQ and has a goal of providing counselling down the track. What he is most proud of is being a husband and father to three delightful children. Things he finds energises him is finding somewhere to go fishing, being a part of the music team at church and taking care of the garden at home. He also doesn’t mind watching a good series on Netflix.

Who would play you in a film? The skinny and not so tough version of Jason Statham. 

If you were planning a music festival, who – dead or alive – would be your headliner? I’ve always been a fan of John Farnham so it would have to be him. And, I believe it’s the only live concert I have ever been to.

You're given an airplane ticket to anywhere in the world – where do you choose to go? America would be interesting to visit and I hear they love Aussies so that would be a good place to start.

What's your favourite memory? Exploring the garden that my Grandma looked after – I always liked gardening and I really connected with my Grandma over this.

Who is your inspiration? The Bible character David who defeated a giant that was dominating his country. David was the least recognized and youngest child and was the last character that anyone would have expected would join the battle let alone defeated the giant. David became King after this and I think that for me, coming from something small to becoming something so significant is inspirational.

You're on a deserted island – what have you brought with you? A fishing rod – its practical and I could hopefully catch fish to eat. Plus, I just love fishing and finding new places to go.

Why Toowoomba Clubhouse? I really identify with the Clubhouse vision that everyone is equal and there are no limits – people can achieve anything they set their minds to. I also like being around people who are not too different from myself – we are all on a journey, have our own challenges and successes and I think that is what makes working at Clubhouse so great.