Youth Solutions has teamed up with Campbelltown Catholic Club to bring you the It Starts With Us campaign – a youth movement prioritising self-care and supporting each other.
Supporting people in your life who may be experiencing alcohol, drug and mental health issues, is no easy feat. But never underestimate the difference you can make by checking in, being there and helping connect someone to the support they need. Whether it’s your mates, colleagues, family or even people you come across during your work or study; you can change a life, just by being there for someone.
Take a look at our It Starts With Us video resource to find out more about the campaign and some helpful self-care tips!
Take our It Starts With Us quiz and learn some practical tips for supporting others. The best part? You can go into the draw to win a $150 Ultimate Gift Card. (T&Cs apply)Take the quiz now!
Download the guide for all of the practical strategies to help you take care of yourself and effectively support others:
Our guide for effectively supporting others covers the following areas:
– Brock, Youth Solutions Youth Advisory Group volunteer
Did you know? Research shows that support from peers can help people to feel more accepted and find new ways of coping and managing challenges. Support from peers also increases knowledge and social skills and is proven to improve people’s quality of life! Yet another great reason to support one another.
After the shiny, printed copies of our It Starts With Us guide for supporting others? How about some yummy lollies and handy sticky notes?
Connect with our team to request all the campaign goodies: 02 4628 2319, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Solutions will be out and about connecting with community, youth, health and medical students at local education institutions. Supporting the next generation of health and community sector workers is what our It Starts With Us stalls and Health Pro+ project is all about. These projects focus on building knowledge, skills and connection to help the next generation of professionals in supporting others with alcohol, drug, mental health or other wellbeing issues in their personal and professional lives.
If you are a student at one of these locations, swing by and say hello:
– Amy-Rose, Youth Solutions Youth Advisory Group volunteer
There are a range of support services available that can help if someone is going through a hard time, experiencing alcohol, drug or mental health issues.
Need to chat through the information and options with someone? Our team can assist with providing information, brief advice and referral. Connect with us today: 02 4628 2319, email@example.com or message us on Instagram, TikTok or Facebook.
Check out the Support section of our website for a full list of services.
1300 659 467
Suicide Call Back Service is a free nationwide service providing 24/7 phone and online counselling to people affected by suicide.
1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, confidential, 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.
13 11 14
Lifeline offers crisis support 24/7. Anyone in Australia can chat to Lifeline over the phone, any time of day or night. Lifeline Crisis Support Text Service: 0477 13 11 14
headstart is a navigation tool for people experiencing mental health concerns, as well as their friends, family and carers. headstart brings together services that can help people in the local area get assistance with a whole range of different mental health conditions.
Safe Haven is a place you can go if you’re feeling distressed or having suicidal thoughts. It is a safe place where you can talk to a peer-support worker who may have experienced what you’re going through, or to a mental health professional. If you don’t feel like chatting, you can spend time in a quiet space and listen to music. It’s free and you don’t need an appointment.
An interactive assessment tool and directory that can help you to check in with your own (or a loved one’s) alcohol or other drug use. The tool provides information and support service referrals.
Find digital mental health resources from trusted service providers and be connected to support.
The It Starts With Us campaign would not be possible without the support of our partner, Campbelltown Catholic Club. The Club has generously provided funding and support for the It Starts With Us campaign and Health Pro+ project.
Youth Solutions extends its sincere thanks to the team at Campbelltown Catholic Club for its ongoing support of Youth Solutions, which spans over more than 13 years. The support of organisations like Campbelltown Catholic Club is integral to our ability to support our young people and the community. Learn more about the partnership and our supporters.
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Posted on 26th July 2023