A local library will tackle the important issue of youth mental health and well-being, with an open and interactive free information evening. This event will be for teenagers, their parents and carers.
Casey Cardinia Libraries will host Mental Health 101: Stress and Anxiety. Based on the Mental Health 101 parent guide produced by Melbourne media identity Eileen Berry.
The event, held on 28 March, will discuss mental health and related issues such as drugs, sex and social media.
Eileen will join an expert panel from Headspace and PoPsy to inform and spark conversations about how to manage mental health and well-being.
She says mental health is a huge concern for young people, with suicide the leading cause of death among Australians aged 15-44 (source: ABS).
“Parents and carers want to know how they can help their kids become resilient, minimise mental health issues and deal with them when they do arise,” Eileen says. “We want to encourage important conversations between adults and kids that can help achieve this.”