YAM Helpers

AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO HELP REDUCE SUICIDE & PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH IN YOUNG PEOPLE

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program in schools across the Illawarra Shoalhaven. YAM is an evidence-based program which gets young people involved and talking about mental health through role play and discussion. It is new to Australia and the Illawarra Shoalhaven will be one of the first regions nationwide to implement this exciting, hands-on program.

You will help deliver the YAM program in partnership with a trained YAM Facilitator.

More information on YAM and its implementation in the Illawarra Shoalhaven can be found on our website:

http://www.suicidepreventioncollaborative.org.au/get-involved/schools-program/

FREE TRAINING, EXPERIENCE  AND SATISFACTION

By getting involved you will gain:

  • free training in supporting the delivery of an evidence-based mental health program for young people
  • experience working in the school environment with groups of young people
  • the satisfaction of helping young people address their mental health

A SMALL COMMITMENT

YAM is delivered in 3 parts: 1.5 – 3 hours per week, over 3 consecutive weeks. Altogether, that’s less than one full day’s work! YAM Helpers will help deliver at least two YAM programs across Term 1 and Term 2 (February-June).

For more information on the YAM Helper role, commitment and criteria click here to view the Position Description (or see attached).

LET’S GET STARTED!

The next YAM Helper training sessions will be held on:

Friday 1st February 2019

9am – 12pm

OR

1pm – 4pm

To express interest in becoming a YAM Helper, please send a brief statement of whyyou want to be a YAM Helper to the Suicide Prevention Collaborative via suicideprevention@coordinare.org.au.

If you are unavailable to attend the training but would still like to become a YAM Helper just let us know and we will discuss alternative training options.

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