Rose Barton

Rose Barton

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Youth Advisory Council Member

Rose grew up in Geographe on the south coast of Western Australia for the first nineteen years of her life. After spending a year living in London she returned to Australia to study a Bachelor of Design majoring in Fine Arts and Marketing at the University of Western Australia. During this time, she gained a place in the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Rose currently works for the not-for-profit organisation Artsource supporting visual artists across Western Australia through marketing and communications, professional development, exhibitions, advocacy and membership.

Rose believes in the importance of early intervention in the treatment of youth mental health as well as the potential in alternative, emerging treatment methods such as creative therapies.

Rose has witnessed firsthand the gaps in services in regional and remote communities, hoping to increase the accessibility of mental health treatment to young people living in these areas.

Rose believes in the non-discriminatory nature of mental health issues and the importance for all individuals to be able to be treated in a way that is unique to their situation. These ambitions stem from a close relationship to mental ill-health including through her own lived experience.

Rose hopes to pursue post-graduate studies in psychology in the near future as a way of intertwining her two passions of mental health and the arts.

Outside of work Rose continues her own art practice, having exhibited at The Art Gallery of Western Australia and Cullity Gallery. She has also been involved in various volunteer roles including youth mentorship in remote communities, art classes for the disabled and creative therapy sessions.