Be Aware

Educating children and teenagers about mental health.

Student Project

Social Purpose:

Current Status:

New Idea

Project Team:

Sophie Woods, Samara Glesti, Chelsea Dawson

Problem Statement

How might we reduce negative influences on young people and support their mental health?


Customer / Problem

School students of many ages struggle with mental health, they see friends struggling or suffer from their own mental illnesses. For the most part, young children are unaware of the severity of mental illness and how to support themselves and others. Learning about mental health would bring great benefits to young people and their future.


Solution

The solution is to educate children and teens on how to maintain a healthy mental state and recognise symptoms of mental illness so that they can seek support early. The Aware program teaches participants how to engage in mindful and mind-clearing activities and build resilience in teenagers. The program also builds stronger connections between young people and their friends and families so that they can act as positive influences and be there for them when needed.

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Program

AEG Mt Stromlo

Region

State

Australian Capital Territory

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