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batyr@school ‘smash the stigma’ youth mental health project

A preventative youth mental health project, which will ‘smash the stigma’ surrounding mental health in Manly and the Northern Beaches.

batyr@school ‘smash the stigma’ youth mental health project

What’s this project about?

The project will create a cultural shift in how mental health is perceived amongst young people in Manly and the Northern beaches. Anxiety, depression, and suicide are major issues for young people living in the area. This project will deliver mental health programs in high schools as well as local sports and footy clubs which will break down that stigma and encourage open and positive conversations and early help seeking.

batyr@school ‘smash the stigma’ young mental health project is designed to: ‍ - strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Manly and the surrounding areas; ‍ - strengthen social and emotional skills of young people through the hearing of lived experience stories; ‍ - bridge the gap between young people & the local support services available; and ‍ - improve overall school and local community mental health literacy through engagement with schools and local sporting/ footy clubs.

batyr is a preventative youth mental health organisation who will run the following programs: ‍ - 24 x batyr@school programs (years 9-12); ‍ - 4 x community and ambassador training forums; ‍ - 4 x parent forums; and ‍ - 4 x teacher mental health professional development. ‍ These programs will be delivered by a dedicated batyr project team and will be executed during the 12 months following the awarding of the grant, beginning with the public community engagement forums.

Why should you vote for this project?

  • One in four Australians aged 16 - 24 have experienced a significant mental health condition in the last 12 months.
  • More young Australians aged between 15 - 24 die by suicide than by any other cause (ABS, 2016).
  • batyr’s youth mental health school programs are evidence based and proven for impact, based on external Macquarie University research.

All project information is provided by the applicant. The NSW Government is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.