- One in five (20%) of children will experience a very high or high level of psychological distress.
- 42% of young people feel stressed “all of the time or most of the time”
- Presentations to Emergency Departments for episodes of self-harm have significantly increased.
- Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people aged 15-24 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018).
The statistics and commentaries described above highlight the huge task for Governments, Services, communities, and families. EquiEnergy Youth’s goal is to enhance the capacity of both services and the wider community to build a ‘village’ for young people who have safe and effective responders.
You can play your part in reducing the burden of mental ill health for young people in your community by becoming TAR3 trained.
Below are links to support and resources we provide for educators, professionals, organisations and families/carers;