Jewish youth to advance community mental wellbeing

30 September 2021

Group of young peopleJewishCare are looking to our youth who want to help strengthen the mental wellbeing of our young people.

“JewishCare’s new Youth Reference Group is a new initiative that aims to bring together a diverse group of 18-25 years, who are passionate about supporting young people’s mental health and wellbeing,” says Mimi Zilka, Manager, Youth Services.

The group will collaborate on projects, activities and events that promote positive mental health and wellbeing, challenge myths and stigma around mental ill-health, and ensure ease of access to support and services specifically aimed at young people.

JewishCare believes young people are the experts of their own experience and are inviting those aged 18-25 years to register their interest.

“Not only will group members have a platform to make a positive difference, but they’ll also receive some great job ready skills in marketing, communications, events, leadership and community engagement, with training opportunities also available,” says group leader Jamie Adams.

Members DO NOT need to have lived experience of mental health issues but should be passionate about making a positive difference.

According to the World Health Organization, “half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated,” and “globally, depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents.”

Help make a positive difference. Find out more, contact Jamie Adams on 0412 786 943 or j.adams@jewishcare.com.au.