Goodman Grant Youth Education Project
The Goodman Foundation has provided a generous grant to the Black Dog Institute to promote mental health education throughout the high schools of NSW.
- Approximately 350,000 of Australian adolescents are at risk of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety
- Suicide is the leading cause of death in young Australians aged 15-24 years, ahead of road accidents
- 65% of young people do not seek help for their emerging mental health problems
- Stigma and misunderstanding are barriers to young people reaching out and seeking help
The Goodman Grant Youth Education Project
The Goodman Grant Youth Education Project will deliver mental health education to high school students, parents and teachers across NSW.
The Goodman Grant Youth Education Project will:
- increase understanding about mental illness
- increase stigma reduction towards mental illness amongst young people
- increase help seeking behaviour in young people who are experiencing a mental health issue
- increase understanding about mental illness and how to support a young person by parents, teachers and other adults involved with young people.
The grant provided by the Goodman Foundation allows Black Dog Institute to reach more schools, access those remote schools and increase the network of lived experience presenters.
To learn more about our youth programs and to request one please visit our school presentations page.