batyr hits the big stage at 2019 NEXUS Global Summit
We’re still coming down from our visit to the NEXUS Global Summit in New York where we had the opportunity to make new connections, showcase our model, and contribute to the global conversation around mental health.
batyr welcomes Children’s Mental Health Strategy
The Government has announced a children’s mental health strategy focused on prevention and stigma-reduction as part of its Long Term National Health Plan.
The Get Talkin’ tour has hit the road!
The Get Talkin’ tour has kicked off and we’re super pumped to get amongst more regional NSW towns over the next two weeks.
batyr adds young voices to VIC Mental Health Royal Commission
The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System has entered its third week and batyr has added its submission to make young voices heard.
Students Run To Honour A Teacher Passionate About Mental Health
Yesterday four students and two teachers ran the SMH Half Marathon in memory of their teacher, Carli Freiberg, who they lost in December last year.
Being Bold: Quarter One Update
Last year we began a pilot project using digital storytelling to help young people hospitalised in mental health units. In March 2019 we received confirmation of additional funding for our Digital Peer Support Project.
batyr’s Submission for the Australian Government Productivity Commission
Stigma is an isolating barrier that prevents young people from reaching out for support if they need it (SANE, 2013). Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data shows only about 22% of young people experiencing a mental health issue seek help (2011). This tells us that over the years, a large proportion of the Australian population has been suffering in silence.
batyr welcomes $2.8m investment to amplify the voices of young people online
A very exciting and significant announcement regarding mental health and the voices of young people in Australia has been made by the Federal Government today.
Being Herd Pathways: Empowering young people to take charge of their future
This month we are SO EXCITED to kick off a new program…Being Herd Pathways! The program has been in the works since March 2018 when we started on our pitch to be part of the NSW Department of Industry’s Youth Employment Innovation Challenge.