We want to improve mental health services for young people – and to encourage prevention as well as cure. We do this by advocating with politicians and policy-makers and by written submissions.
We work toward reducing risks for young people by advocating early intervention, more available counselling services, and programs to deal with issues like violence, substance abuse, stigma, unwanted pregnancies. We do this by advocating with politicians and policy-makers and by written submissions.
We work towards achieving our aims in collaborative partnerships of service providers, young people, parents and all others interested in mental health issues, for example the general public, all tiers of government, and professional organizations.
We sponsor orations, seminars and workshops, alone or in collaboration with other organisations.
We publish regular newsletters reporting important mental health information, and we promote collation of research evidence and identification of best practice models on this website as the basis for our advocacy and policies.
The philosophy underpinning our work is described in our “Programs & Policies” document which can be downloaded here.