Did you know, 75% of mental health issues begin before the age of 25, and mental health disorders affect 1 in 4 young people?
That is why for the past 5 years, gpac:ed has been working with headspace Geelong to help young people find their voice.
By empowering young people to express themselves and feel comfortable in their world we build resilience and improve the health of our young people. This means demand on headspace Geelong services is reduced.
Over the five years we have already empowered 1500 students, across 5 unique arts-based programs that aren’t run anywhere else in Australia. At the heart of these programs is the opportunity for young people to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment. Students also get to use their imaginations and creativity to solve social problems. They contribute and feel valued. It’s pretty powerful stuff.
Our goal is to do more. We want to connect with more young people in 2018 and that’s where you can help to raise $10,000 to support our work with headspace.
With your help, our partnership can grow its support for the health and wellbeing of the next generation of leaders.