headspace Redcliffe, operated by Open Minds, is the lead charity partner for the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run, and is encouraging everyone to wear green to show support for youth mental health
headspace Redcliffe, operated by Open Minds, is the lead charity partner for the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run this year – meaning that a percentage of each registration goes straight to supporting youth mental health.
headspace Redcliffe will host a stall where event participants and supporters can access free information and merchandise about youth mental health. The headspace Redcliffe team will also be participating in the 5km race. All participants and supporters are encouraged to wear green to help raise awareness for youth mental health issues.
Simon James, Chief Executive officer at Open Minds said: “We are delighted that headspace Redcliffe has been selected as lead charity partner for this event. We want to see as many people as possible dressed in green on the day, whether they are taking part or supporting from the sidelines, in order to create much needed awareness for youth mental health. Research has shown that 75% of mental health issues emerge before the age of 25. That’s why early intervention is so important, to decrease the chances of the illness developing into something more serious.”
Register here to take part in Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run.
What is headspace?
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services for 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. headspace Redcliffe is a safe and welcoming place where young people can receive free or low cost support through:
- One on one counselling
- Group therapy
- Alcohol and drug counselling
- Education and employment support
- Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Peer Support Group
- Parent and/or Carers Discussion Groups
- Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
What is Open Minds?
Open Minds is a leading provider of mental health and disability support services in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. With over 100 years of history, Open Minds is committed to its purpose of enabling an independent and positive future for people living with mental illness and disabilities. Open Minds is also a registered NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) provider, with over 300 employees spread across both states.