Niki has worked within mental health services throughout her career – first as a front line support worker for Rethink Mental Illness, and then moving into service management and business development.  She is currently the Director of Development for local advocacy charity, Swan Advocacy, and has recently completed a diploma in fundraising.  Niki is passionate about youth services having seen first hand the difference early intervention projects can make for young people who experience mental health issues, social exclusion and discrimination.  In her spare time Niki enjoys attending music festivals, hiking with her dog and watching superhero movies.