Wollondilly Youth to host Mental Health Summit

Wollondilly Youth to host Mental Health Summit

Posted on: 19.11.2019

Following on from Mental Health Month in October, the Wollondilly Youth Advisory Committee is hosting a Mental Health summit to raise awareness of the issues facing local young people.

The free event, called ‘To Sum It Up' will be held on Wednesday 27 November from 9am to 2pm at Bargo Community Hall.

Groups from local high schools including Picton High and Wollondilly Anglican College will be attending on the day and all young people aged 12 to 24 who live in Wollondilly are welcome to be involved.

Working closely with Council’s Community Projects team, the Wollondilly Youth Advisory Committee hopes to highlight the current support available for young people in the Shire, especially in relation to mental health, and find out what else is needed.

Mayor Matthew Deeth said, “It is important to have conversations around mental health and it is encouraging to see our Youth Advisory Committee initiating this event. This is about young people creating solutions for themselves.”

“By listening to what our youth are experiencing, we can work on developing some more local support for them,” he said.

Food for the summit has been provided by Bendigo Bank and the program is also being supported by local services such as PCYC and Reframe.

The day will involve activities such as boxing and drumming as well as discussion groups and a chill-out space.

Young people who are interested in attending can register by calling Community Projects at Council on 4677 9613 or emailing youth@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au