The YMCA of Whittlesea along with uniting minds are running a Youth Mental Health advocate program, open to male and female students from Years 7 – 12. A Psychologist, and youth worker along with YMCA staff will be running these sessions. This program is fully funded, therefore making it FREE.
The YMHA program aims to empower young participants to become mental health advocates in their respective schools. The program will provide training to participants about the various mental health illnesses that currently present commonly amongst young people.
Towards the end of the program, participants will undergo training to launch their very own campaign/event either collectively or respectively in their schools. This campaign/event will champion mental health and be youth-led.
The program commences at 6pm on 18 March 2020 with a Parent/Teacher Information session at Baseline at Plenty Valley Westfield. From then onwards, the program will run every Wednesday afternoon from 4:30pm – 6pm.
YMCA Whittlesea Youth Services have limited spots available for students, so early enrolment is important to avoid disappointment. If interested, please fill out the enrolment form below.