On the 24th of April we went to the launch of headspace’s new campaign.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, helping young people who are going through a tough time.
Approximately 14% of 12-17 year olds and 27% of 18-25 experience mental health or alcohol and substance use problems each year. Around 30% of homeless people are affected by mental health. Mental health is the single biggest health issue facing young Australians.
At the launch we heard from an amazing young women about her struggle with mental health and homelessness. She said that headspace gave her the ability to reach out and ask for help and provided her with the help she needed to navigate the murky waters.
For us at Urban Seed we have found that this: the ability to connect and have those who can help you is the way to make home. This leaves us with a pretty simple challenge, can we help create home for those around us by connecting and offering help when needed?
If you or someone you know is experiencing some mental health issues, go to headpsace.org.au