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Partnering to support young people in WA’s grain-growing regions

We are proud to partner with CBH group, as one of four leading mental health service organisations helping to deliver the Regional Mental Wellness Program, which aims to increase access to mental health services across CBH’s grain-growing communities.

The partnership with CBH has helped to enable a Youth Focus Counsellor to deliver no-cost online mental health counselling to young people in Western Australia’s grain-growing communities.

In its fourth year, this partnership has enabled 645 counselling sessions for young people in these regions, supporting them through challenges such as family and domestic violence, anxiety and depression.

Tragically, rates of suicide and self-harm are higher in regional areas. Distance, transport, stigma, costs and waitlists can be significant barriers for young people in regional communities being able to access mental health services they need, and our partnership with CBH helps ensure that young people in grain-growing communities have support, when and where they need it.

CBH has also enabled the creation of a Regional Crisis information booklet, which has seen four mental health service providers – Youth Focus, Lifeline WA, MIFWA and Black Dog Institute –  team up to provide everyone in WA’s grain-growing communities with essential information, such as how to access mental health support services.

Thank you to CBH for supporting youth mental health, helping young people to thrive in their communities.