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According to recent reports, Scott Morrison has promised to fund a mental health initiative which will be school-based. A total amount of $2.8 million will be given for the program as part of his campaign during the election that he is determined to end the curse which is dominating the cases of youth suicide in the country. Aside from ordering school furniture from companies such as www.academysupply.com.au, the schools will also be focusing in the mental health of the students from here on.
The money will be given to a program called batyr which was launched in Australia. The program was created by a student from a university who is a victim of mental health illness. With the additional funding, the program will be able to reach more people through its online presence.
Before Morrison’s announcement of the pledge in Sydney, Australia, he said that the innovative method used by batyr highlights the importance of early intervention through employing storytelling in educational institutions. These storytelling activities are not only safe but also effective.
Morrison said that the program was created by young people in order to hold those who are younger to them. Through the additional funding, batyr will be able to provide front-line services and coordinate accordingly to intervene with young people who are at risk of doing something bad.
He also added that batyr and the method it uses is the reflection of Morrison’s vision in fighting mental health that is currently a challenge for the youth of Australia. This is the main focus of his government as of now.
Estimates revealed that one in every four Australians who are within the younger age bracket of 16 and 24 suffers mental health illness annually.
Sebastian Robertson is the man behind batyr which was launched in 2011 after he saw firsthand how frustrating and isolation it is to live with a mental health problem. This is not something that can be answered by buying furniture from www.academysupply.com.au but this is being able to live with the illness and conquering it in the process. The health minister is in agreement that batyr aided in providing support and interventions for those who needed it.