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MHFA Staff

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Aneka Srinivasan

Project Lead

Aneka Srinivasan is currently pursuing her Post Graduate studies in Psychology, in Melbourne. She is passionate about advocating for better mental health both in her role at the MHFA but also in her future career as a Psychologist. Aneka is also a trained Indian classical singer and raises funds each year for the MHFA through an annual concert during National Mental Health Month.

Susan Warby

Project Coordinator

Susan has experienced a wide range of study and work. She firstly attained a Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing), later a Master of Regional and Urban Planning, and recently updated her marketing knowledge with digital marketing certifications. Her diverse career spans product management, business development and operational management roles in corporates, small business and NFPs.

Amanda Cops

Support Groups Coordinator

Amanda has many years experience in many industries both professionally and in a volunteering capacity.

Her interest in mental health began after being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Her lived experience of people with Bipolar Disorder in the community led her to establish two women’s support groups for Bipolar Life Victoria and is currently the Support Group Coordinator and a committee member.

Amanda brings her expertise and desire to provide quality support groups to the role of Project Officer- Support Group Coordinator for the Mental Health Foundation Australia.

Her passion is to achieve a truly inclusive therapeutic support service for the community with the Mental Health Foundation Australia.

Ritika Purang

Project Coordinator

Ritika is a Bhakti yogi and a product of several journeys. She has deep roots within the ancient Indian culture and she is constantly exploring and learning more about the yogic culture & lifestyle, Vedic wisdom, breathwork, energetic work and the mental space.

She has lived with depression and anxiety as a child & an adult which led her to the path that she is currently on. Ritika has studied communication, cultural studies and anthropology in my undergrad and masters. She prides herself with her unique gift to take some of the most complex philosophical concepts and distill them to their most profound essence. She believes ancient philosophy is fun, easy, innovative & fresh but at the same time deeply rooted in strong lifestyle practices that can truly transform lives for the better. Ritika is currently teaching yoga full time, working with the Mental Health Foundation Australia. She is also writer and a yogic lifestyle coach.

Priyankaa Ananthakrishna

Project Officer

Priyankaa is a speech pathologist by profession and has completed her Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Pathology in India with a Gold Medal.  She is currently pursuing her Masters at Flinders University and is specialising in speech pathology.  Priyankaa has been into social activities also during her under graduation and school days. She has actively participated in the corporates social responsibility activities and has contributed for cloth donation campaign for the poor and needy people and tree planting activities. She also undertook a short duration volunteer role in the Cancer Institute at Chennai and has helped the ailing cancer patients. She is really inclined towards working for people with Mental Health problems.

Akshay Subramanian

Project Officer

Currently studying Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology. Has volunteered at MHFA since 2018 and is currently working at the Foundation. I’m very passionate about helping others, raising awareness in mental health, and seek to have a career in Psychology.

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