North Metropolitan TAFE students getting in right headspace


Brittany Brennan, Jessica Hall, Laura Duddridge and Caitlyn Underwood. Picture: Martin Kennealey          d455493
Brittany Brennan, Jessica Hall, Laura Duddridge and Caitlyn Underwood. Picture: Martin Kennealey d455493

FOUR Tafe students will bring burlesque to the beach this weekend to raise funds for headspace Joondalup.

A group of North Metropolitan Tafe events students will hold a charity event, called Welcome to Burlesque, in Scarborough on Saturday, June 18.

Brittany Brennan, Caitlyn Underwood, Jessica Hall and Laura Duddridge decided to use the final component of their curriculum to support the charity.

Miss Duddridge said that headspace Joondalup was particularly important to her family, which has experienced various “ups and downs” due to a loved one’s mental health problems and received help from the non-profit organisation.

“The local agency was chosen as the beneficiary with the belief that if help is accessed in those early stages, young people can get things back on track,” she said.

“We know that mental health is a big issue in young people at the moment.”

Headspace Joondalup is a hub for young people aged 12 to 25 and their families, providing ready access to early intervention and support services to prevent the development of more severe mental health problems.

It offers support for other issues such as family relationship breakdown, homelessness, disengagement from school and unemployment.

The headspace model is based on early intervention, with research showing that 75 per cent of mental health disorders emerge before the age of 25.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Welcome to Burlesque

Where: Rendezvous Scarborough

When: Saturday, June 18

Tickets: $75 each

Contact: eclipse.events16@gmail.com