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
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 Newcastle, Hunter, New England
Click here to find out more about what happens at our workshops!
- Salvation Army – Charlestown – Thursday 18th February
- OCTEC – Toukley – Thursday 25th February
If you are a service provider and would like to book a program for young people accessing your service please email Avanthi on [email protected] for more info and to book a program.
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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“A certain kind of darkness is needed to see the stars.”
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