Being Herd Pathways - Batyr


We are here to support youth mental health throughout COVID-19 and beyond. All our programs can be delivered online or face to face!

Being Herd Pathways

Empowering young people who are looking for work to take charge of their future. Pathways can be delivered online or face to face! This means that whatever restrictions may be in place, we’ll be able to run our program safely.

What is Pathways?

A chance to take charge of your own future! We want to get to know you, help you find your motivation, figure out what your skills are so you can find the job that’s right for you.

We know that 60% of young people not in education or employment experience mental ill-health so we tie in looking after your mental health with finding work. It all starts with a workshop where you will:

🌟 Learn how to look after your mental health while looking for a job⁠
🌟 Gain confidence and skills to feel job-ready⁠
🌟 Be paired with a mentor to support you on your journey

is it right for me?

Being Herd Pathways is for young people who:

  • are 16-24 years old
  • aren’t currently in education, employment or training
  • are Australian/New Zealand citizens, permanent residents of Australia humanitarian visa holders

Click here to find out more about what happens at our workshops!


We’ll be announcing new dates soon along with the ones below! Register your interest and we’ll be in touch.

June 11th, 1pm – Central Coast Youth Health Services in Wyong

If you are a service provider and would like to book a program for young people accessing your service please email Sophie at [email protected] for more info and to book a program.

We’ve worked with many employment providers including Salvation Army Employment Plus, MTC Australia and headspace.

Click here to download more info.

Come along to a workshop

The Being Herd Pathways program is delivered by batyr and is funded by the NSW Government as part of the Youth Employment Innovation Challenge. The program is currently available in the Central Coast/Hunter, Illawara, New England/North West, North Coast, Southern Highlands/Shoalhaven and Western Sydney regions – the program may also be available in other regions towards the end of 2019. The Youth Employment Innovation Challenge is a $10 million NSW Government program that provides funding to innovative solutions and ideas that help young people find employment in NSW.

The workshop definitely boosted my confidence! I was able to see how my words could show the positives from the negative experiences.

Kaitlin, Being Herd Pathways Participant



of unemployed young people experience mental ill-health


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