Barbara Binns

Senior Social Innovator and Implementation Lead Weavers

Bachelor of Education; Certificates in Narrative and Art Therapy

A trained primary school teacher, Barbara spent over 14 years immersed in the complexities of the education system before re-training as a Family Coach. Now, as our Social Innovator and Implementation Lead, she helps other organisations to implement peer-to-peer solutions designed and trialled by TACSI.

Quietly persistent with an empathetic approach, Barbara strives to see the world through other people’s eyes. Her glass is always half full, and she loves appreciating the greatness of people.

For the last two years, her focus has been supporting the spread and implementation of ‘Weavers’, a peer-to-peer support model that helps carers manage the ongoing challenges of caring, reducing the stress of caring and increasing wellbeing.

When she’s not at work, you’ll find Barbara spending as much time as possible with her family and friends.