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About Us

Support to Thrive is family-owned business created by Peta McLean and Scott Fisher. Our experienced team operates across the Fraser Coast (Hervey Bay, Maryborough and surrounds) to provide a variety of person-centred supports. A little about the Support to Thrive owners:

Portrait of Peta McLean

Peta McLean

Peta has worked in the health and disability sector for over twenty years both in Australia and the United Kingdom. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work Degree in 2001 and went on to complete a Master of Social Work in Counselling in 2011. Peta is passionate about working from a person and family centred framework to support people to work towards living their best life. She is a member of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW). Peta has presented at multiple state and national conferences on a broad range of health, disability, and psychosocial topics. She has published two academic research articles including:

Peta McLean, Rebecca Torkington & Angela Ratsch (2019) Development, Implementation, and Outcomes of Post-stroke Mood Assessment Pathways: Implications for Social Workers, Australian Social Work, 72:3, 336-356, DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2019.1579350

McLean, P. (2011). Balancing Hope and Hopelessness in Family Therapy for People Affected by Cancer. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 32(4), 329-342. doi:10.1375/S0814723X00001923

Peta is well known for her warmth, kindness, and down-to-earth approach. Her favourite colour is green, she loves dogs and her two favourite quotes are:

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Scott Fisher

Scott started his working life in the sports industry achieving status to play on the Australasian PGA Golf Tour for 10 years and becoming a full member of the Australian PGA in the process. After 20 years in the golf industry, Scott went on to complete a Bachelor of Education and worked as a school teacher in inclusive education and HPE. With a passion and skill set to support equality and learning, Scott moved to the tertiary education sector where he lectured at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Scott has now been working in the disability sector for 4 years and is loving being able to use his knowledge and warm personality to support participants achieve their life goals. "I really enjoy using the skills I have learnt in my life to support and help others, I have never been happier." Scott is known for his very likeable personality and smile which makes you feel comfortable and relaxed as soon as you meet him. Scott is genuinely interested in other people and how he can support them.

Equity for All

We want people with a disability to have the right support to achieve their goals.