Young people are at the centre of a new project led by TACSI to uncover how we can better equip South Australian communities to be the community responders’ before, during and after a mental health crisis.
The activities of this project will continue into the first half of 2020 and are supported by the Fay Fuller Foundation.
As part of the project team, a group of young people with the support of TACSI will be leading the insight gathering phase of this project. This will see these young people connecting with and listening to people in their communities about their wants, needs, ideas and possibly unknown already existing responses to mental health crisis.
These young people come from a range of backgrounds, many have first-hand experience of living in and around mental health challenges in their communities. Because of this these young people have a distinct advantage in how they relate to and actively involve others in conversations about mental health challenges. As a result we anticipate the insights they gather to have significant depth, truth and raw authenticity.