The number of young people reporting probable serious mental illness has risen from 18.7 per cent to 22.8 per cent in the four years to 2016.*
The top three issues of concern are 1) coping with stress, 2) school or study problems, and 3) depression.
MIEACT is funded by the ACT Government to deliver mental health training in the ACT’s schools and colleges, and we offer a range of evidence-based programs tailored for school age students that are mapped to the Australian National Curriculum.
Underpinning the success and positive impact of our programs, are the personal stories of our highly trained volunteer educators with lived experiences of mental health issues. Your students will hear how our volunteers manage and recover through the cyclical nature of mental illness. They will receive a take home resource to assist in maintaining wellness and where to seek help, if needed.
To support better student learning achievements, we also offer programs for teachers as part of their professional development through the school year.
And with one in five Australians experiencing some form of mental health issue, you may also be interested in one of our workplace programs to support colleagues with mental health issues.
*Mission Australia/Black Dog Institute