Empowering and encouraging young people to talk about mental health, through positive behaviour change programs and educational workshops.
Despite 1 in 4 young people suffering a mental health issue by the end of adolescence, mental health issues are not openly discussed and remain the ‘elephant in the room’. Mental ill health holds a stigma that prevents open and frank exchanges and is a barrier to young people getting the help they need. batyr speakers share their life experiences of mental ill health such as depression, anxiety, stress, bullying and personal health. They discuss the first hand benefits of reaching out, what avenues of support helped them and show students they are not alone and help is always available.
Funds raised: $138,960
To continue to reach more young people with messages of hope, resilience and recovery batyr pitched in March 2017 for their ‘Being Herd’ speaker training workshops. These workshops are key in training more young people to share their lived-experience with or through mental ill-health and help to empower a generation of young Australians to not feel they need to suffer in silence.
Funds raised: $25,300
batyr participated in our pilot series with their 'Being Herd' grassroots campaign to start sharing positive stories about mental ill health and teaching young people how to share their success stories of living with mental ill health. $23,500 was raised.
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