WHO WE ARE
Meet the Team
Founding Director of GEM, Angé Weinrabe, has worked with young adults who were labelled as disenfranchised and "difficult" by the mainstream systems. Angé found the youth to be extremely bright young creatives. She started to work with them in a formal support capacity as well as with various institutions, public and private sectors and individuals, to re-connect these young people with others, who are like-minded.
As an outcome of her GEM decision-support program, skills and psychosocial support services have been provided to young people, enabling a vast number of individuals to flourish in their lives (relationships, employment and higher education).
Over the years of working with individuals, Angé found that the young person’s inner voice had either been silenced over time, or that it remained unexpressed. Taking this key aspect into account, Angé developed the GEM Method, which ensures that these young individuals are treated as such – as individuals.
In Ange’s experience, many young people are misunderstood, by their parents, their teachers and also by the society around them. Young people today are more stressed than ever, mainly as not taught more about resilience and need much psychosocial support. This “æffective” and individualised meaningful approach fuels Angé’s dedication to assist young people in a vulnerable stage of human development.
With her ongoing academic research as the foundation and using GEM Connect Pty Ltd as a commercial vehicle, Angé’s main aim is to align with WHO 2030 goals in order to target Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) and its projected thirty-year effect on the health sector and global economy, and with the WHO 2004 goals, in order to find a way to address the Prevention of Mental Disorders (Affective Interventions and Policies).
Holding an Arts (Adv.) Hons Degree in Philosophy, The University of Sydney, and completing her postgraduate studies at the Brain and Mind Centre, Sydney Medical School, Angé investigated the hypothesis that dysregulated emotion (mainly anxiety) impairs decision-making in youth. From 2020 onwards, her academic research aims to investigate, and in turn – translate, the role and impact of Culture when exploring explanatory models of addiction vs substance abuse and its impact on decision-making.
Together, Angé, her external advisers, and her company’s round table of decision-makers give education meaning and connect young leaders to like-minded others locally and worldwide.
GEM's global decision-panel
Peers supporting one another & GEM as a New Social Health Movement
Moving to Sydney and living in the big city was an experience for Link and he feels very fortunate that he had the support of his fellow GEMS to follow his dreams. Link now would like to return the favour and give other people out there support and encouragement to follow their goals and dreams.
Link hopes to achieve this through his skills, passion, and love for music.
He hopes to assist GEM by using music to engage with young people and to learn more about Binaural Beats. Laurence runs a record label SOUL SPILL RECORDINGS which focuses on releasing atmospheric dance music by upcoming Australian artists. Visit https://gemconnect.bandcamp.
Team members work together as a decision-making panel and on global and Australian projects at different times.