Ala Miah

Ala Miah

Mental Health Case Worker

Ala started with Groundswell in late 2010 as a volunteer Peer Advocate and worked his way to becoming a member of staff. He is currently a Case Worker, with a focus on clients who require support around their mental health and well being; Ala is a strong advocate of the importance of talking and building a relationship in order to engage his clients.  For a couple of years prior to this Ala led the HALT project working with people with Hep C. This involved assisting clients to attend their health appointments, making sure they understand about their medical condition, and looking at how we can help overcome any barriers they are facing. Ala feels that “Going to these appointments and getting the treatment they deserve can change client’s lives. Most people who experience homelessness find it difficult to engage with health services, due to their appearance or personal hygiene and are not always acknowledged or treated fairly! This is where Groundswell step in and make a difference by supporting them with a peer advocate.”