Rose Barton
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Youth Advisory Council Member

Rose grew up in Geographe on the south coast of Western Australia and now resides on Whadjuk Boodja, Perth. She holds a Bachelor of Design, Fine Arts and Marketing from the University of Western Australia and has been awarded a place in the Golden Key International Honour Society. Rose will complete a Bachelor of Psychological Science in 2021 with the University of New England.

Rose believes in the importance of early intervention in the treatment of youth mental health as well as the potential in alternative, emerging treatment methods such as creative therapies. Rose believes in the non-discriminatory nature of mental ill-health and the importance for all individuals to be able to be treated in a way that is unique to their situation. Having witnesses firsthand the gaps in services in regional and remote communities, she aims to increase accessibility to young people in these areas.

Alongside her role at Orygen, Rose uses the arts as a method to connect, learn and assist those living in marginalised communities. She runs art classes for youth living with disabilities and mental ill-health, from refugee and migrant backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. She hopes this work will inform her future practice in social psychology and community health. Outside of work Rose continues her own art practice, having exhibited across Perth including at The Art Gallery of Western Australia.‚Äč