Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, Sneha migrated with her family to Australia in 2010. She is currently living in Perth, working as a Lead Residential Advisor to university students at University of Western Australia's University Hall college.
Currently studying Medicine at University of Western Australia, Sneha has a strong passion for mental health especially in the sphere of holistic healthcare. She believes mental health is an issue that greatly factors into an individual's overall wellbeing and impacts their physical health and recovery – yet in comparison to other risk factors and comorbidities, it is often not addressed effectively. She hopes through better coordination of physical and mental health services, we can address this sense of disconnection and provide the best possible care and support for young people.
Through her role with Orygen, Sneha hopes she will be able to provide her input on further research on reducing barriers and increasing accessibility to mental health services and improving treatment outcomes for young people, and particularly how this differs for youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.