Understanding the increasing need for mental health awareness and education for school students, Breakthrough’s John Mannion and AFL Max’s James Podsiadly have joined forces to create the unique program.
Mental health awareness at AFL Max
The overnight camp at AFL Max aims to maximise mental health awareness through fun, conversation and learning. Designed for students in years 5-8, Camp Breakthrough is centered around empowering students to care for their own mental health and learning how to recognise and support it in others.
We know that 50% of diagnosable mental illness onsets between the ages of 11 and 14. This camp offers a space for students to learn and understand mental health in its various forms and hopefully arm them with the knowledge and skills they need to help navigate it themselves and support others. – John Mannion, Executive Director Breakthrough…