Vy is an Australian-Asian first generation immigrant with an interest in doing her part to make the world a better place. She has 10+ experience as an end-user of different mental health services and support networks in Western Sydney from adolescent into adulthood. Her background in International Business education and professional industry enables her to strategically integrate diversity, equity and inclusion values and commitments in her work and projects. Through raising her voice using self-reflection and experience, she hopes to make people feel less alone in their mental health journey and help to contribute to the growing mental health concepts and definition in a contemporary socio-cultural dynamics world.
- Western Sydney University – Bachelor of Business (International Business)
- Western Sydney University Community Scholarship Recipient 2017-2021
- TEDxSydney Youth Speaker 2023
- ShoutOut! Keynote Speaker and core volunteer member funded by City of Parramatta
- Worked in Big4 consulting/auditing firm PwC and Big4 bank NAB
I was a keynote speaker/core volunteer member for ShoutOut! Parramatta in 2018. The program event was funded by the City of Parramatta and supported by Collaboratory and HeadspaceParramatta to host an open-mic conversation on youth mental health, targeted at culturally and linguistically diverse young people. The event brought together young speakers like myself with lived experience of mental illness and other youth to discuss issues impacting young people’s mental health and barriers in help seeking. My talk was about 30 mins including Q&A
In May 2023, I was selected to be a TEDxSydney Youth Speaker. My 7 mins talk explore the concept of How to Approach Mental Health in a non-Western settings. I realise that the current health system and treatments are still dominated by Western influences, with limited resources or approaches for a more culturally diverse community. I hope by raising my experience in navigating the mental health journey as an adolescent into adulthood, others people can become more aware of mental health and the overall wellbeing concepts, and that they’re not alone.
My upcoming project include being a guest speaker at a big4 company to present and discuss How to Achieve Psychological Safety in a Multicultural Workplace for an hour for their R U OK campaign in September.