Navigating mental health issues can be scary and overwhelming for children and young people, but we are here to help. Minds Alive works with youth who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder or whose life is already impacted by one.
Mental health issues can lead to problems at school, withdrawing socially, low self-esteem, difficulty finding employment, and much more.
Through compassion and kindness, we work to understand a young person, what is contributing to their poor mental health, what triggers them, what makes them happy and what makes them sad. We then work with their families or carers to come up with a plan on the best way to move forward.
We assist young people and their families to better understand mental health problems, how it might negatively affect their day-to-day lives, and come up with strategies to improve their overall wellbeing.
We offer free support, which includes:
- Education on mental health issues.
- Developing goals.
- Practical support, such as getting to school or medical appointments.
- Outreach programs.
- Help with school attendance or finding employment.
- Group programs.
- Community education at expos and events.
We are an early intervention program, meaning we aim to tackle mental health issues before the child deteriorates and needs clinical intervention, or before the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services is involved.
We offer case management to support children and young people, aged between 0-18, who are presenting with early signs of mental illness. We also support their parents or carers.
We accept self-referrals, as well as referrals from schools and other community organisations.