Mahlie has lived with severe mental health issues since childhood; spending time homeless and in the care of state mental health services. Her experiences of living with borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and brain injury, have been published nationally.
Mahlie currently works as a consumer advocate for Project Air, NSW Department of Education, SANE Australia and the NSW Mental Health Commission.
Mahlie is a qualified counsellor, intentional peer support worker and freelance graphic artist. She has worked in the not-for-profit (NFP) community services sector for over 10 years and now specialises in design and campaign work.