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Act-Belong-Commit Youth Connectors

  • State Library of WA 25 Francis Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

Come along to a fun and interactive two-hour workshop that will up-skill you to become a Youth Connector.

The workshop aims to build resilience, educates and develops mentally healthy behaviours as well as teaching you how to support your peers to do the same. The workshop breakdown will feature: 

  • Interactive ice breakers, 
  • Facts about youth mental health and why it is important to be mentally healthy 
  • What is means to Act-Belong-Commit and our resources, 
  • The role of a Connector 
  • Conduct some role plays to practice being a connector and the different situations that may arise with their peers
  • We also explain the services available that young people can access if they need more mental health support, such as Headspace or their local GP.

Suitable for young people aged 16-26.

About Darci Miller:

Darci Miller graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015, with a Bachelor of Preventive Health with a specialist in Marketing. In 2016, Darci received an Australia Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) graduate scholarship to work at Mentally Healthy WA on a program called ‘Youth Connectors’, since then Darci has been employed at Mentally Healthy WA.

This program involves using a peer-education approach to teach young people about the Act-Belong-Commit principles for good mental health, and up-skilling them to be able to assist and encourage peers to engage in mentally healthy activities.

Darci was also the 2017 ambassador for National Youth Week WA. 

 

Details:

WHEN: Thursday 19 April, 2.30 – 4.30pm
WHERE: Midwest Room, State Library of WA

 

About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival

Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2018. 

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA as part of Youth Week WA, and is supported by the State Government of Western Australia, Lotterywest and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.