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    Lilian Ma

    Youth Research Council Member

    Lilian is a passionate about mental health and crisis and suicide intervention, especially for youth. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Sydney, with the hopes of working in the fields of clinical psychology or counselling. She is currently based in Sydney but has also studied psychology at Universitet i Bergen, Norway.

    She is a telephone crisis supporter at Lifeline and an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapist, working with young children on the autism spectrum. More recently, she has interned at Justice Action, a policy organisation dedicated to promoting the human rights and mental health of Australian prisoners. Here, she has campaigned for the placement of computers in cells which would allow inmates to access online counselling and rehabilitation programs.

    As youth group co-ordinator at her local church, she spends a lot of time mentoring and sharing in the lives of young people. She also has teaching experience as a tutor to children and adolescents. In her spare time, she enjoys making and appreciating art, hiking, and listening to little-known indie folk bands.