Mental Health & Well-Being
Mental health issues are one of the biggest concerns for young people (as shown by National surveys). Anxiety, depression, self-harm and other mental health issues can be difficulties which young people experience.
School Well-Being Projects
Through the schools mental health & well being project we work collaboratively with our two partner schools, Caringbah High School and Woniora Road School to deliver a weekly in-school program aimed at supporting students with mental health challenges and wellbeing concerns through a range of activities including:
- One-on-one counselling
- Parental and family liaison
- Group workshops for students
- School based awareness campaigns
- Promotion of mental health initiatives
- Collaboration with external agencies for referrals
Peer to Peer Educators - 'Keep It Safe'
The ‘Keep It Safe’ project jointly focuses on alcohol and other drugs and mental health to educate young people aged 12-21 about these risks and where to get support. Young people are trained up as Peer Educators to educate their peers.
Youth POP-UP! Activities Project
This project is an innovative, interactive and engaging program of pop-up activities for young people who reside in various locations across the Bayside area.
Activities in the program aim to increase positive health and well-being with young people through the medium of arts. Interactive workshops are focused on building employment and life skills through developing areas such as resilience, self-esteem and respect, problem solving, anger management, non-violent conflict resolution; goal setting, motivation & leadership skills and budgeting.
It will be available for all young people aged 17-21, including those who are identified as disadvantaged, disengaged or ‘at risk’. This includes unemployed youth, young people who are culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal youth, young people living with a mental illness, coping with family breakdown or drug addiction, homeless youth, young offenders and/or early school leavers.
To find out more or to get involved contact us at admin@2Connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769.
More Youth Services
We believe in building stronger communities through high quality services, one that empowers people to make positive changes and build a positive future.