11 September 2014
The National Youth Mental Health Foundation, headspace, has launched a new campaign to encourage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to seek help when they are having difficulties.
Speaking at the launch in Melbourne today, the Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt AM, said the campaign was designed in consultation with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across Australia.
“Over a 12-month period, these inspirational young people travelled to Melbourne from areas such as Broome, Elcho Island and Darwin to attend workshops where they provided input and direction into every element of the campaign,” Mr Wyatt said.
“The result is a unique campaign created by young people who have actually used mental health services and understand the problems their peers are facing.
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