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Letters to Australia: Emily Unity

Emily Unity is a mental health professional and software engineer living on Wurundjeri Land  in Melbourne. They are a queer, culturally diverse, and neurodiverse young person. 

Emily is passionate about diverse experiences of mental health, particularly for multicultural,  LGBTQIA+, and neurodiverse people. They have worked across the sector, including with  headspace, Orygen, Beyond Blue, the Royal Children’s Hospital and the National Mental  Health Commission. 

In 2021, Emily was awarded both Mental Health Advocate of the Year and Youth of the  Year. In 2020, they received the Young Woman or Non-Binary Person of the Year award. 

Emily has lived and is living experiences of mental health challenges, homelessness, suicide  and self-harm, having a disability, and being a young carer. They endeavour to use both  their professional and lived experience to help advocate for a world inclusive of all people,  regardless of background, identity, or neurodiversity. 

In their spare time, Emily likes to care for their own mental health through creative  expressions of art and music, and playing video games. 

See more about Emily at: https://www.emilyunity.com/

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