I am a Barkindji man who grew up on Wiradjuri and Ngunnawal country. I have seen and been affected by the epidemic that is Aboriginal mental health and experienced a tension, of being in between worlds, and the mental health consequences this brings.
I decided to take up Psychology to be equipped to make an impact in the lives of people and communities. I am passionate about young, adult men, who I have seen first had suffer silently with substance use, gambling, poor mental health, incarceration, and suicide rates.
The work of Dr. Westerman is exciting but paramount and I hope to be an ally alongside her in this endeavour.