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Demystifying Youth Mental Health

Issued: 
August 23, 2017

Over 500 Year 9 students from across Wellington Shire will learn about their brain chemistry at an event hosted by Wellington Shire’s Youth Council across two days on Tuesday 5 September and Wednesday 6 September at the Sale Baptist Church in Sale.

This is the third year that the Youth Council has hosted this event following on from its success in previous year’s.

As part of Year 9 students’ Mental Health Day, all students from the five secondary schools across the Shire will hear from mental health expert, Bryan Jeffrey, who will explore what mental health is in a simple, dynamic and relevant way that helps demystify this very sensitive topic.

Wellington Shire Youth Council Mayor, Alexander Nair, says: “Youth Council is passionate about improving mental health awareness for young people,  and also giving parents and family members opportunities to help them understand this area.

“We are very pleased to be able to provide this opportunity again for year 9 students across the Shire.”

There is also a free community session for parents and community members on Tuesday 5 September from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Sale Baptist Church. Bookings are highly recommended so to secure a seat email cwadmin@wellington.vic.gov.au or phone 5142 3013.

Bryan Jeffrey is the Director of MOAT: Mental Health Services. He is also a registered psychiatric nurse and has been employed in a range of senior clinical positions in the child, adolescent and adult mental health sectors.

MOAT: Mental Health Services provide mental health services for a range of organisations, including those working with young people in care and includes interactive mental health education programs. For further information, visit www.moat.com.au.

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