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Act-Belong-Commit is visiting Busselton!
Posted 7 Jun 2018
Mentally Healthy WA’s Act-Belong-Commit team is visiting Busselton on Tuesday 12 June to run a fun and interactive workshop with young people to teach them how they can boost their mental health and that of those around them.
Young people aged 16-24 are the most at risk of developing a mental health problem, with one in four young people experiencing a mental illness each year in Australia.
However, according to Darci Miller from Mentally Healthy WA it’s not all bad news, “there are things young people can do to build their resilience and ward off mental health problems” she said.
The ‘Youth Connectors’ workshop is based on the Act-Belong-Commit principles for good mental health, and aims to empower young people to help their peers get involved in mentally healthy activities.
”The idea is that young people who become Youth Connectors will be a local source of information on how to get involved in activities known to boost mental health, like sports, arts and volunteering” Ms Miller added.
“We know that young people are most likely to turn to their friends for support when things aren’t going so well, which is why it’s so important that we upskill young people to support each other and encourage each other to do things to be mentally healthy” said Ms Miller.
“We know that young people are most likely to turn to their friends for support when things aren’t going so well, which is why it’s so important that we up skill young people to support each other and encourage each other to do things to be mentally healthy.”
Young people are encouraged to get involved in the Act-Belong-Commit Youth Connectors workshop on Tuesday 12 June from 4:15pm to 6:30pm at the Youth and Community Activity Building 21 Foreshore Parade, Busselton WA 6280.
If you would like to find out more information about the Youth Connectors workshops or to register, contact Act-Belong-Commit Youth Connectors Project Officer Darci on (08) 9266 9791 or Darci.Miller@curtin.edu.au
To find out more about Act-Belong-Commit visit actbelongcommit.org.au