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Youth Focus: A conversation about mental health

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The SEEDS Project presents Youth Focus a conversation about mental health. Youth Focus engages with communities to educate and build awareness about youth mental health issues and suicide prevention. Their mission is to reduce youth suicide by lowering depression, anxiety and self-harm for at risk 12-25 year olds. 

A key priority of education is to de-stigmatise mental health issues for young people so they are empowered to seek help and to lead full lives. Education programs are designed to increase the level of mental health literacy across the community so that:

  • An unrecognised mental illness does not take away a person's opportunity to realise their potential; 
  • Individuals are able to identify and seek help for any mental health issues, and to develop the resilience to cope in the future;
  • Parents, teachers, friends, workmates, and others in the community are able to identify and assist with mental health issues that people they know may be experiencing; and, 
  • Mental health is given the same priority as physical health and the need to maintain each in equilibrium

The Youth Focus session will focus on:

  • Facts about mental illness
  • Challenges of adolescence
  • What is mental health/mental illness
  • Causes of mental illness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • How can you help yourself or someone else
  • Mental illness and suicidal thoughts
  • How to maintain good physical and mental health

Date: Tuesday 27 August 2019
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $15.00 per person
Who: All are welcome
Where: Victoria Morgan Arts Centre (VMAC)
              John Wollaston Anglican Community School
              Centre Road, Camillo WA 6111

Testimonial:
"The program was very informative and I know that I am not on my own when help is needed"

"The best program I have been to. Need to make it an all parents/carers 'need to go to' event."

Contact Details

Karen Ayres
Policy and Programs Coordinator
policyandprograms@jwacs.wa.edu.au

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