During August, 2022, a course designed to support the mental health of adolescents  – Teen Mental Health First Aid – was delivered to all Year 10 students at Sandringham College. The Teen Mental Health First Aid training course was developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia and was delivered by 3 of their accredited trainers – Jola, Gail and Denise (with therapy dog Cayley as support as well). Students learnt about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems that may be experienced by young people, and how they can support a friend who may be experiencing a mental health problem.

This initiative to bring this educational course to the Year 10 students was a joint collaboration between Sandringham College and the Rotary Clubs of Hampton and Brighton North, supported by Mental Health First Aid Australia. A big thanks to the College Wellbeing team and the project teams from Rotary for organising this specialist training to help support the mental health of young people.

Garden DesignFest 2022

We are delighted to report that Garden DesignFest advises that Youth Suicide Awareness has been named the major recipient of profits from the 2022 GDF event held in November 2022. Fantastic news; we wish them all great success and offer our sincere thanks.

Grant from Rotary Foundation

Great news, Youth Suicide Awareness will receive $1342.50 from the Rotary Foundation.

Rotary International Women’s Day

Rotary International Women’s Day Breakfast held at Crown Palladium on March 7th 2020 has once again been a generous supporter of Youth Suicide Awareness with two contributions totalling $8,000.00. Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Brighton North and the Rotary Club of Melbourne for their continuing help. Our team took the opportunity to talk to many guests at the marketplace booth in the foyer.