Are you passionate about promoting
mental health, resilience & help-seeking in young people?
Are you willing to volunteer a small
amount of time to help deliver a mental health program in schools?
Then we would love to hear from you!
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO HELP REDUCE SUICIDE & PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH IN
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 roleplay 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
on YAM and its implementation in the Illawarra Shoalhaven can be found on our
TRAINING, EXPERIENCE & SATISFACTION
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
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).
more information on the YAM Helper role, commitment and criteria click
here to view the Position Description (or see attached).
next YAM Helper training sessions will be held on:
Date: Friday 1st February 2019
Time: Morning 9am – 12pm
OR Afternoon 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Five Islands Secondary College, 192 Military Rd, Port Kembla NSW 2505
express interest in becoming a YAM Helper, please send a brief statement of why
you want to be a YAM Helper to the Suicide Prevention Collaborative via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.