Riverina Youth Mental Health Forums

RDA-Riverina is working alongside Rising Generations to conduct a number of Youth Mental Health Forums across the Riverina.

The Forums involve inviting young people from regional high schools, youth services, faith based groups, refuges and community groups from across the Riverina to identify and discuss the major issues with Mental Health facing young people.

Gaining insight directly from young people into the gaps in service provision in the school system and community has helped in fostering resilience, leadership and strategies to address Mental Health issues for our young people. The overall aims of the programs are to develop leaders who realise their own potential to serve others and make a difference in their school and community. It is hoped that through these leaders, vibrant and positive school and work communities can be created which will further encourage and empower the youth of the Riverina.

RDA-Riverina has been a major supporter for this program by funding the project through a government grant. 

Cristy Houghton