Sneha lives in Perth where she is going into her final year of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia.
Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, Sneha migrated with her family to Australia in 2010 and is passionate about mental health in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations, the gap in care and research and the need for increased understanding of the diverse mental health needs of a diverse Australia. For the last two years she was on the young women's advisory board of Harmony Alliance for migrant and refugee women advocating for the unique needs of women of CALD backgrounds, especially mental health.
Sneha has a strong passion for mental health especially in the sphere of holistic healthcare. She hopes through better coordination of physical and mental health services, we can address the sense of disconnect between mental and physical health and provide the best possible care and support for young people.
Through her role with Orygen, Sneha is looking forward to engaging in meaningful discussions about further research on reducing barriers and increasing accessibility to mental health services and improving treatment outcomes for young people.