1st September 2021
A new online mental health communication program has been launched, designed and delivered by young people and parents FOR young people and parents.
The #ChatStarter program uses social media to connect, engage and promote the benefits of supportive conversations with young people and children who are going through a difficult time.
Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP said, young people in our south west need to know support is there if they need it. Going through a tough time, conversations play an important role in recognising someone you love is struggling”.
The program has been created jointly by the National Mental Health Commission, ReachOut, Butterfly Foundation, Orygen, batyr, headspace, Kids Helpline and Beyond Blue and uses social media to connect to engage and promote the benefits of supportive conversations with young people and children.
#ChatStarter provides people with a range of different options to start a conversation and to continue it in a safe and supportive way.
#Chatstarter has two easy components to get involved in:
• Visit www.headtohealth.gov.au and select one of the #ChatStarters.
• Create your own ChatStarter content (video, post, reel, story) on your preferred social media platform with matching stickers and hashtags.
For more details visit here