We want to bring together all UNSW student volunteers, ambassadors, and leaders, as well as those students passionate about mental health and wellbeing to learn from each other and experts in the field. With over 3 hours at Level Up you will uncover the secrets to caring for yourself, unlock your ability to care for others, and workshop the ways we address mental health at Uni.
Join the community that is working towards building a happier and healthier campus and take your wellbeing to the next level this October.
Anushka, founder of Umeed Psychology, is a passionate psychologist driving advocacy and change for minority communities across Australia. In particular, she aims to support the betterment of Asian Australian and Pacific Islander mental health.
As a third culture kid herself (New Zealand born Fiji Indian), Anushka understands the struggles of growing up between cultures, as well as the impact of managing the demands between your culture of origin and host culture. Biculturalism is a beautiful phenomenon, however, living up to the expectations of two different values systems can be stressful and have detrimental effects on mental health and wellbeing.
An internationally renowned leader in the field of Positive Psychology, Dr. Tim Sharp (aka Dr. Happy) is the founder & CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of The Happiness Institute – Australia’s first organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and organisations.
Dr. Sharp has three degrees in psychology (including a Ph.D.) and an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach. He’s taught at all the major universities in NSW and his primary area of interest is enhancing happiness at work including building positive cultures, developing positive leadership and boosting resilience, optimism and positive working relationships
Dr Hayley North, founder of Understand Your Brain, is a neuroscientist who has dedicated her life to a scientific understanding of the brain and sharing that understanding with the wider community. She believes that with a deeper knowledge of how our brain works we have a greater capacity, and intrinsic motivation, to improve our mental health and well-being.
Cyndi Bremer is currently a counsellor at UNSW Psychology and Wellness. She completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in psychology while growing up in California, USA. Throughout her time as a mental health professional, Cyndi has gained experience in primary, secondary and tertiary school settings.