The Mental Health Youth Design Challenge will be available for delivery in Terms 3 & 4 in 2024. Sign up now to receive the resources.

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Addressing mental health issues among young people is crucial for ensuring they have the necessary support and resources to thrive during adolescence and beyond. By prioritising mental health, Australia can create a healthier and more resilient generation capable of facing future challenges with strength and optimism.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Youth Design Challenge aims to:

  • Increase understanding of mental health and wellbeing in young people  
  • Increase opportunities to support youth mental health  
  • Increase community capacity to address emerging mental health issues 
  • Explore ways to make meaningful connections 
  • Develop technology-driven solutions to improve the mental health and wellbeing of youth

That's why between July and December 2024, we will be challenging young people aged 10-21 across Australia to ideate solutions to:

“How might we create a generation of resilient young people who proactively build positive mental health?”

As part of this challenge, we're asking young people to focus on one of five key themes: 

  1. Connection - How might we improve connection amongst young people to decrease loneliness?
  2. Stress - how might we reduce stress in young people?
  3. Happiness - how might we increase the overall happiness of young people?
  4. Healthy relationships - how might we create healthier relationships in person and online?
  5. Habits and rituals - how might we help foster habits and rituals that contribute to the overall mental health & wellbeing of young people?

It's important to acknowledge that mental health is a spectrum that runs from wellness to ill health. Everyone sits somewhere on the spectrum and that may also fluctuate through time as a person goes through different experiences in their life.

Once signed up you can access all of the challenge resources. 

See below for all the Challenge Details! We will be adding our special guest Judges for this challenge shortly! 


The Mental Health and Wellbeing Youth Design Challenge is in partnership with batyr:


Challenge Details


How is the challenge structured?

By submitting your idea via the Young Change Agents website, you'll automatically be entered into the challenge and you can also be notified of other opportunities that may help support your idea in the future.

Additional Resources

For Youth

Ready to take on the challenge and come up with creative ideas for our Mental Health Youth Design Challenge. Do you have an idea that you think could change the world?

Sign up for the challenge, share your idea, and have the chance to get the support you need to make your idea a reality!

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For Educators

To get access to all the resources you need to run this challenge, including worksheets, curriculum links, slides, and other activities, sign up!

If you're interested in Young Change Agents running a facilitated challenge for your students, please get in touch or book a workshop with us via the Contact page. 

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For Parents (of Under 18 Entrants)

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Youth Design Challenge is a great activity to build your children's confidence, and resilience and encourages them to view problems as opportunities. We provide you with all the resources you need to run this challenge with your children, including instructions on running the activities, submitting an entry, and additional resources.

This challenge is great for parents of creative and curious children who need an engaging and hands-on activity to build their entrepreneurial mindset, skillset, and toolset.

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