Involved in Teen Mental Health First Aid training and peer support for community members bereaved by suicide, drawing on lived experience
Rosie is committed to working for improved mental health outcomes, especially for young people. She is keen to promote the role of lived experience in mental health care. Rosie works with adolescents, as a mentor and a Teen Mental Health First Aid trainer in schools. Within her rural community, she is active in ELM, a suicide prevention and awareness group which also offers peer support group to those bereaved by suicide. Her experience of navigating her own mental health issues while studying, working, and parenting two young daughters has led, among other things, to creative outlets – such as the formation of a women’s choreographed dance group. By developing as an effective leader, Rosie hopes to better work and advocate for positive change in the mental health landscape. She also believes that having someone with lived experience of mental health struggles seen in a leadership role is itself a positive thing.