Youth & School

Mental Health and Me: Years 5-9

Formally Mental Health 101, our leading youth program addresses stigma and promotes help seeking with lived experience stories.

The details

Formally Mental Health 101, our leading youth program addresses stigma and promotes help seeking with lived experience stories. The session helps students articulate an understanding of and ability to identify mental health concerns in themselves and other and identify strategies to support good mental health and positive self-care. This is our flagship program and has been delivered in the ACT for over 25 years.

The one hour program is complimented with the ‘Mental Health and Me’ interactive and self-directed online program for young people aged between 10 and 14 years. This online program is mapped to the Australian Curriculum and can be used as part of a unit of work or to meet specific learning outcomes.

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After completing the program young people will:

  • Understand what stigma is and identify the negative consequences of stigma
  • Articulate an understanding of mental illness and be able to identity mental health concerns in themselves and others.
  • Understand the power of real life stories of people living with or looking after someone with a mental illness
  • Identify strategies to support good mental health and positive self-care
  • Contribute to the collective impact in reducing stigma in relation to mental illness
  • Identify where to go for help  ( Including appropriate mental health services)

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