Nearly 1.7 million people under the age of 25 live in Australia’s outer urban growth areas. Even before COVID-19, mental health ranked as one of the most pressing problems for young people in growth areas. The detrimental impact of the pandemic on health, employment, study, family and community dynamics is only exacerbating the problem.
Access to mental health services is a significant challenge for many NGAA member councils and their communities. It is an advocacy priority for NGAA Members in each state, and we will use this webinar to explore the major advances Camden Council has achieved in securing a Headspace presence for their community.
We will also look at how local government can adapt its youth engagement practices in a post-pandemic era of social distancing and community vulnerability.
Moderator: Bronwen Clark, Executive Officer, NGAA