Our batyr@uni programs offer a unique form of education that hopes to see a happier, healthier generation of young people by removing the stigma around mental health and empowering young people to reach out for help when they need it.
batyr@uni programs act as a bridge between students and avenues of help, assisting them to take that first and crucial step of getting help. batyr speakers share their personal stories of difficult times, educating the students about the first hand benefits of reaching out, the avenues which are available to them both on and off campus, and how best to help themselves or someone else facing similar situations.
Long-term batyr@uni partnerships currently exist at the University of Technology Sydney, Australian National University in Canberra, The University of South Australia in Adelaide, University of New England and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. An important aspect of the partnership includes, a student led chapter who plan and implement events and initiatives designed to help reduce mental health stigma and increase help seeking on campus.