Sydney, Research and Development Team Member

My name is Sydney, I’m from Los Angeles, California, and have a rescue English Bulldog named Boomer! I am a recent psychology postgraduate, and my primary interests are young people’s mental health, impact of trauma across the lifespan, and evaluating initiatives in the community.

I have worked in different mental health and social care roles, including inpatient psychiatry, elder care, homelessness services, and in the past year as a support worker for care-experienced young people in Glasgow. I am always interested in supporting people in ways that are meaningful to them, whether that be practical support, spending time, or engaging in activities such as arts and recreation. In line with this, I am interested in developing and researching a range of methods for increasing mental wellbeing and connectedness for young people with care experience.

I am excited to have joined the Why Not Trust and be involved in projects that are led by the young people that they will impact. I’m looking forward to demonstrating the positive work that the Why Not Trust is doing and helping further the reach of its initiatives.