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    Roxxanne MacDonald

    Youth Advisory Council Member

    Roxxanne is currently lives in Brisbane where she studies International Development, Peace and Conflict Studies, Anthropology and French at the University of Queensland. She would like to go on to complete a Masters of Public Health. Roxxanne has volunteered for a number of organisations including Oxfam, World Vision and the Volunteer Refugee Tutoring and Community Support program run by Vinnie’s. At the moment she is volunteering with Amnesty International as a Volunteer Coordinator. 

    Since leaving school, Roxxanne has worked in training and administration and is currently works with non-profit Oceans2Earth. She would like to start writing more about young peoples’ mental health in Australia to help contribute to a culture that de-stigmatizes and is accepting of those with experiences of mental ill-health. 

    Roxxanne hopes to use her time at Orygen to advocate for better access to quality mental health services for young Australians. She is particularly interested in the relationship between mental health and diverse groups such as young carers, LGBTQIA+ young people and young people living with chronic illness.  Roxxanne is also passionate about mental health support for young people with experiences of family and domestic violence.