Educating children and teenagers about mental health.
Sophie Woods, Samara Glesti, Chelsea Dawson
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.
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.