2019 Mental Health Youth Forum

2019 Mental Health Youth Forum

Be comfortable in your own skin, mental health is more than just the mind

Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Location: Level 3, MUSE, 18 Wally's Walk (formerly Building C7A), Macquarie University (see M16 on MAP)

Register: before 30 March by completing the e-form below 

The popularity of this event continues to grow. Due to capacity limitations at the venue we will close registrations once we reach the maximum number of registrations. To avoid disappointment please register early.  Booking closes on 30th March 2019 unless registration is full prior.

Brought to you by Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Youth Network Interagency and Macquarie University.

Did you know that 30%* of young Australians will experience an episode of mental illness before age 25? It's a startling statistic and one we hope to reduce. As a school community, you can make a difference.

We invite you and 10 of your students take part in the 2019 Mental Health Youth Forum to be held on Tuesday, 9th April 2019. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about the important themes of mental health and resilience and to provide young people with the opportunity to have their voices heard and plan for the future.

Running for an 8th year, the successful format and engaging facilitators has seen participation from local schools continues to grow. In 2018 17 schools attended including; Asquith Girls, Brigidine College, Cherrybrook Technology, Hornsby Girls, Killara High, Ku-ring-gai High, Loreto Normanhurst, Normanhurst Boys, Ryde Secondary College, St Leos Catholic College and Turramurra High. In 2019 we are hoping to see you and your students too!

Highlights of the day include:

  • 2 lived experience stories from local young people with a mental health issue
  • Q&A panel giving students an opportunity to ask questions related to mental health
  • Take It Back project for students and school staff to ensure the messages delivered throughout the day are actioned within the school community
  • Entertaining activities throughout the day
  • And especially for teachers, we will be running a pertinent professional development session.

About the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Youth Network (HKYN)

The interagency is made up of youth and community agencies that work with and provide services to young people in the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai local government area in partnership with the Office of Matt Kean MP.

Participating agencies include: KYDS, Ku-Ring-Gai Council, Hornsby Shire Council, The Office of Matt Kean, Mission Australia, Ability Links, Wahroonga Rotary, Ability Options, StreetWork Australia, Taldumande Youth Services, Primary Health Network Northern Sydney, Sydney North Health Network.

In 2019, Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health is proud to be a co-host with the Interagency networks. We welcome participants to our campus and look forward to sharing with you our expertise in the area of mental health.

*Source: Australian Rotary Health

Getting to the event

Transportation to/from Macquarie University

Due to ongoing construction around campus, details about where school buses should drop off is to be advised closer to the date.

Additional maps of campus and surrounding area

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