Free mental health workshops for youth in Joondalup and Stirling

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CHILDREN, teens and young adults in the northern suburbs can access free emotional and mental wellbeing workshops.

Direction Psychology has received government funding from the WA Primary Health Alliance to run a series of group therapy programs in Joondalup and Stirling for people aged nine to 25.

“With the concerning rise of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide in young people, our aim is to provide mental health programs to those who may not usually be able to afford to access them,” group co-ordinator Jess McCallum said.

Seven different programs will run starting Monday, May 6, ranging from self-esteem building, mood management for anxiety, and mindfulness for stress and feeling overwhelmed.

There is an eligibility criteria. Contact Jess at groups@directionpsychology.com.au.