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NameYouth Suicide Awareness (YSA)
Project NameYouth Suicide Awareness (YSA)
The ChallengeYSA is a major multi club project established in 1996 by the Rotary Club of Brighton North and supported since by 27 Rotary Clubs throughout Victoria. It followed an alarming spike in the incidence of youth suicide in the Western world. YSA has operated continuously as a District 9800 project (1997-2012), or a District Supported Community Service project (2013-2020). The CHALLENGE is to reduce the incidence of youth suicide.
The SolutionTo establish scholarships for professionals who work with at-risk young people. Suitable candidates are awarded one-year or two year funding to complete a Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne. Current research suggests there is a huge need to ensure professionals are equipped to deal with contemporary complexities of adolescence. The Covid-19 pandemic will only exacerbate the mental health issues that our young people experience.
LeadersMembers of the Rotary Club of Brighton North with leadership team: Phil Wheatley, Gerry Lambourne, Linn Maskell, Peter Killey and John Blangiardo.
Partners1. All Rotary Clubs wherever they may be. 2. The University of Melbourne 3. The Centre for Adolescent Health 4. The Royal Children's Hospital.
More InformationWebsite under development.
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