Gemma Morgan

Today I acknowledge the tremendous work of one of my younger constituents, Gemma Morgan, who was recently awarded Lake Macquarie's 2016 Young Citizen of the Year. Gemma Morgan is a leading member of the Bright Minds Project, an initiative driven and designed by young people for young people to destigmatise mental health and provide information and resources to those affected by mental illness. This has included the development of a teacher reference guide, which will now become a resource for all schools and teachers across Lake Macquarie and the Hunter region. In 2015, despite it being her High School Certificate year, Gemma was a driving force in achieving objectives for the Lake Macquarie Youth Mental Health Forum. Gemma is an inspiring young woman and her work is strengthening our whole community. I congratulate Gemma on being awarded Lake Macquarie's 2016 Young Citizen of the Year. She is a worthy recipient.