Hi there, I’m Olivia. I joined VTMH as a Carer Consultant in November 2022.
In my role, I aim to highlight the voices of young people with diverse experiences, and the voices of people with lived experience of being carers. I’m also keen to advocate for lived experience voices through a multicultural and intergenerational lens.
I have a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Music.
Before joining VTMH as a Carer Consultant, I worked in community support and student wellbeing at a secondary school. In the youth mental health sector, I have volunteer experience with headspace, and Raise.
I love cooking and exploring the connection between mental wellbeing and food. A program called Inner Peas that I co-facilitated with headspace is a great example of this. Inner Peas is a four-week-long social cooking program aimed at increasing social interaction and improving mental wellbeing in young people. One of the highlights of this program was exploring different cultures through food each week. I was nominated for Boroondara Volunteer of the Year Award 2022 for this work.
I’m really looking forward to connecting with VTMH’s carer community.