Talkin’ it up for Mental Health

By August 31, 2018Projects

Regional Youth Mental Health Forum 2018

More than 300 West Moreton youth came together on Thursday 26th July to talk it up about mental health to reduce the stigma around the important topic.

Ipswich Hospital Foundation is proud to have funded the ‘Talkin’ it Up’ Regional Youth Mental Health Forum 2018. IHF CEO Phillip Bell said the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the region is worth prioritising.

“We know we can make a very positive difference by working with West Moreton Health and our other partners to remove the stigma associated with mental illness and to provide a great day of entertainment and information for local young people,” Mr Bell said.

Students and other young people learned and talked about mental health wellness at a series of interactive workshops.

A keynote presentation was delivered by Livin’ co-founders Sam Webb and Casey Lyons, who have championed the “it ain’t weak to speak” message to make sure young people with mental health issues do not suffer in silence.

If you are struggling and need support or advice contact Headspace Ipswich 07 3280 7900, headspace.ipswich@aftercare.com.au or drop in 26 East St, Ipswich.

Other avenues for help include: Lifeline 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467, and Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800.

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