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Ruwan Withanaarachchi

Social Work Student | He/Him/His

Ruwan works on the unceded lands of the Woiwurrung, Wurrundjeri and Bunurong people.

Ruwan is at the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. He works on the Pride Beyond Borders Program as well as on setting up and implementing the therapeutic Dungeons and Dragons Group.

Ruwan is contactable via email

Ruwan - who usually goes by Roo, is currently pursuing his Masters in Social Work at the Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP). He is building upon his bachelors of Psychology which he completed in 2020 to be able to work in the mental health sector to support people to find and maintain mental and emotional wellbeing. 


Roo has a deep-rooted passion for people's mental health and well-being which is why he is working towards being a Mental Health Social Worker. He believes in the power of diversity and inclusivity and is excited to learn how to provide meaningful support to his community thorugh his placement at The Iceberg Foundation.


When he is not focused on his studies or working, you would find him working on his art or hitting the track in the car that he races with his brother and cousin!

Qualifications and Professional Associations 

  • Master of Social Work

  • Bachelor of Psychology

  • Member of Australian Association of Social Work (AASW)

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