Bronwyn Named as Finalist in the WA Youth Awards for Community Leadership!

by | Jan 26, 2017 | News

Bronwyn Named as Finalist in the WA Youth Awards for Community Leadership!

by | Jan 26, 2017 | News

I was humbled to be announced as a finalist in the WA Youth Awards presented by the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia in 2016. I was one of 4 finalists in my category, the ECU Community Leadership category, which recognises exceptional young leaders who are making a positive impact in Western Australia and nationally.

Inspired by my mum – a person who never fails to help others – I’ve always tried to make a contribution to my community and be a positive role model. I’ve volunteered with many organisations including The Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, and The Smith Family where I’ve mentored young people, led camps, assisted school-aged children with their reading, and raised funds.

In 2013, I found my true passion in mental health advocacy and education and became a volunteer speaker for mental health organisation, Black Dog Institute. In this role, I share my recovery journey from a life-threatening eating disorder and educate high schools and community groups on how to speak up about mental health. I’m thrilled to see the impact that talking about mental health has on people.

As of late 2016, I have delivered over 100 speeches to 3,600 people as a keynote speaker, panelist, TEDx speaker, and Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

At the heart of everything I do is a passion for building mentally healthy communities and inspiring action in others so that they can achieve their true potential. I’m currently in the final months of my PhD in Psychology and, in the future, I hope to continue to give back to the community and advocate on their behalf to ensure that every single person has access to the help they need to be happy and well.