Young people supporting each other with the mental health is a priority for us.
The West Tamar Council received funding of $6000 from a Youth Innovations Grant through ABC’s Heywire Program to create ‘HOPE’ videos addressing important health and well being issues for young people in the West Tamar.
‘HOPE’ stands for ‘Helping Our Peers Educate’ and aims to create relevant and catchy short videos that raise awareness of the top 5 issues facing young people in the West Tamar. Our Youth Advisory Council has worked together with Think Media to create the videos around key issues from our Youth Survey, identified as: Body Image, Bullying, Personal Safety, Mental Health and Peer Pressure.
The nine videos are a vital resource for the 4500 young people living in the West Tamar, offering a great opportunity to promote positive health and well being throughout the region by providing better access to support and connecting young people to a range of resources available to them.