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MEDIA RELEASE - Live4Life seeks new crew members

5 February 2019

Calling all year nine and ten students across the Glenelg Shire, now is your opportunity to make a difference in the community and help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Live4Life Glenelg is on the hunt for new crew members to join the youth mental health initiative in 2019 to help deliver events, activities and competitions across local schools.

Current Live4Life Glenelg crew member Lilly Perkins described her experience being part of the crew as both “eye-opening” and “incredibly rewarding”.

“When I first joined the Live4Life crew last year I wasn’t quite sure of what to expect or what role the crew played in the community,” she reflected.

“To put it simply, the crew is the voice for the young people in our shire who are struggling. We learnt last year that 65 per cent of adolescents do not seek help for mental illness and our ultimate goal is to let people know that they are never alone and together as a group we can create change.

“Being part of the crew has been life changing, I now have a greater understanding of what services and support programs are available to access in the community.

“I’ve also made some lifelong friends and had the chance to be involved in some pretty exciting events and activities; it’s been a great year being part of the Live4Life Glenelg crew.

“I would strongly encourage other students who have been thinking about getting involved to put up their hand and submit a nomination to join the crew in 2019.”

Online nominations can be submitted via Survey Monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L4LGlenelgCrew2019 and close on 18 February. Hard copy submissions are also available through council upon request.

Crew members must be heading into year 9 or 10 and live in the Glenelg Shire.

For further information or to discuss your nomination please contact council’s Youth Development team on 5522 2200 or by contacting the Glenelg Shire Youth Facebook page.

The Live4Life model focuses on a whole of community approach to mental health education and suicide prevention in order to build resilient young people and communities.

The initiative has been delivered in the Glenelg Shire since 2017. Since its implementation more than 600 young people and 100 adults have received mental health first aid training.


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