This health promotion project aims to increase the knowledge, supports and skills of students studying in medical, youth and community service fields. The goal? To equip these emerging professionals to better support those experiencing drug, alcohol and mental health concerns.
Health Pro+ aims to change the landscape for healthcare for future generations of young people to receive better care and support around drug and alcohol and related issues.
The project is made possible thanks to support and funding provided by our Health Pro+ partner, Campbelltown Catholic Club. Running alongside Health Pro+ is the It Starts With Us campaign – a youth-led initiative bringing the project’s focus on supporting others to life.
“Thank you so much for the workshop! It was immensely helpful in guiding my approach to providing health services. It was a great experience that I am very grateful for.”
– Health Pro+ pilot program participant, 2022
Formally launched in 2022, following a pilot program, Health Pro+ participants work to increase their knowledge of drug and alcohol issues and how to support people experiencing these, in both their personal and professional lives.
Through Health Pro+, young people learn about:
Health Pro+ participants gain skills in:
“I found all the information relevant to my studies and it gave a better perspective regarding patient health and outcomes, specifically within the medical context.”
– Health Pro+ pilot program participant, 2021
Interested in the project? Contact the Youth Solutions team on 02 4628 2319 or via email at email@example.com.
Posted on 26th July 2023