Being Herd Pathways - Batyr


We are here to support youth mental health throughout COVID-19 and beyond. All our programs will now be delivered online.

Being Herd Pathways

We’re happy to say we are now delivering our programs online, introducing pathways online! Empowering young people who are looking for work to take charge of their future.

pathways online

Being Herd Pathways has gone digital!

Pathways online is a free program that supports young people seeking employment to overcome their mental health challenges and find meaningful work.

The workshop starts with a peer-to-peer live video session run by two of our expert facilitators and is followed by a 1:1 mentoring session!

There are 3 main parts to the workshop: storytelling, how to look after your mental health and strengths building.

Download more info on [email protected] 

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
  • are living in NSW in Central Coast/Hunter, Illawara, New England/North West, North Coast, Southern Highlands/Shoalhaven or Western Sydney.
upcoming dates

We’ll keep announcing new dates so register your interest and we’ll be in touch!

  • 26th May
  • 28th May

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

Come along to our online 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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