Youth Advisory Committee

Raag Bhatia

Youth Advisory Committee Member

Raag brings a diverse range of experience to his position on MHFA’s Youth Advisory Committee. He has dual qualifications from the University of Melbourne in Psychology and Commerce, and a professional background in marketing, communications, and forensic psychology working for both Australian and North American organisations. Currently working as Operations Manager of Primus Australia College of Education, Raag is passionate about the intersections of mental health, social justice and education.

Amrit Kaur

Youth Advisory Committee Member

Amrit completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology with first class honours at Victoria University, and is currently studying a Master of Professional Psychology at Monash University. In this role, Amrit wants to contribute in implementing programs that increase awareness of youth mental health issues and eliminate the stigma of mental illness in the community. She is very passionate about mental health, and in her research has found that stigma is a common problem that some individuals with mental health issues experience, and it can be a profound barrier to help-seeking.

Amrit tutors Psychology and English part-time, and she is very passionate about psychology, learning new things, and helping others in need. In her spare time she enjoys learning new languages, art, reading, music, creative writing, travelling, sports and cooking.

Angela Lim

Youth Advisory Committee Member

Angela enjoys working in an environment where she can make a positive contribution to a mental health and the happiness of others. In this role, she hopes to better gauge the mental health needs of others and eliminate stigma attached to mental illness where possible. 

Angela has studied her honours in Psychology at RMIT University and has worked as an animal technician and research assistant since completing her studies. Research projects she has worked on typically focuses on learning the effects of calorie restriction on social interaction and emotive and stress responses. 

Ben Schwarer

Youth Advisory Committee Member

Ben studied Biomedical Science at Monash University before attending the University of Sydney to study Law. He now works as a Law Clerk at Health Legal: A law firm that specialises in, among other things, servicing the legal needs of Health Sector clients. He also has a background in Industrial Relations and Personal Injury law. 

Currently he spends his free time learning German, but also likes to exercise frequently. Ben is fascinated by scientific study of the brain and wants to assist in facilitating a discussion in Australia about the complex mental health needs of the population.