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Young Indigenous Australians help to develop new headspace campaign

Date posted: 18 March 2014

Eleven young Indigenous people from across Australia recently gathered to develop a new campaign for headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

The campaign aims to bring mental health awareness to Indigenous communities and promote headspace facilties in areas such as Queensland, the Northern Territory, Broome, and rural and remote areas across Australia.

The group of 11 young people from places including Elcho Island, Brisbane, Darwin, Broome and Perth worked to develop the key messages and the look and feel of the campaign.

In addition the campaign will be doing photo shoots at a number of different headpace centres to ensure that the message resonates with the local community. It is hoped that 'Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people see and recognise the campaign and know that headspace is there and can help them,' says Sarah Shiell, Community Relations Manager of headspace.

Chris Tanti, headspace CEO says, 'Depression, anxiety and suicide affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth at a higher rate than non-Indigenous young people, so it's imperative that we reach them in the right way.'

Source: Deadly Vibe


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Last updated: 18 March 2014
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