TYF Mental Health Matters Reports

Date: Wed, 23/12/2015

On Friday 20 March, around 150 young people aged 12-25 from across Tasmania came together at the Door of Hope in Launceston to share their ideas, concerns and solutions about mental health and wellbeing at the Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF) Mental Health Matters Forum.  The Forum was facilitated by Mo, who helped guide the discussions and sharing of ideas.  There was also an online Survey that people could fill out.  This let people from all across Tasmania share their opinions and ideas about positive mental health and wellbeing, even if they were unable to attend the Forum in person. 

The Forum and Survey were initiatives of the Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF) which is the peak consultative body for young people in Tasmania.  TYF is supported by the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT), the peak organisation for the non-government youth sector. 

The Forum and Survey aimed to:

·        Give young people the chance to discuss their ideas about mental health and wellbeing. 

·        Give young people the opportunity to discuss ideas and solutions related to positive mental health and wellbeing. 

·        To encourage young people to learn from each other and share their ideas about what they currently do to look after their mental health and wellbeing. 

These Reports show the main ideas that were discussed by everyone at the Forum and through the Survey responses.