Vickie Skorji has an undergraduate in Behavioral Sciences from La Trobe University, and a Masters in Counseling from Monash University in Australia, with specialist training in neuropsychology. During her time in Australia, she worked with individuals and families with acquired brain injuries, creating carer education programs and carer support manuals. Since 2004, she has worked with TELL in a variety of capacities from a volunteer on the Lifeline, TELL training coordinator, to a therapist with TELL counselling, and in 2013 became the Lifeline Director.
During her time at TELL she has developed a range of suicide prevention, mental health, and psychological first aid programs, aimed at addressing the countries high suicide rates and the stigma surrounding mental health. She also has special interests in youth mental health issues, stress management, cultural adjustment, sexual assault & domestic violence.
Illustrations by Kento Iida