Burswood-based Youth Focus reaffirms commitment to helping young West Australians with mental health issues at rebranding

Youth Focus chief executive Fiona Kalaf in front of the new branding.
Youth Focus chief executive Fiona Kalaf in front of the new branding.

YOUTH Focus has unveiled a new identity as it reaffirmed its commitment to helping young West Australians dealing with mental health issues.

The brand launch came as the Burswood-based youth mental health organisation thanked the important contributions of its supporters who help turn the tide on youth suicide, when it announced the winners of the 2017 Make A Difference Awards on November 15.

Chief executive Fiona Kalaf said she was excited Youth Focus was entering its next stage with an engaging new identity that resonated with young people.

“This brand has been developed off the back of considerable research and in consultation with young people,” she said.

Ms Kalaf said Youth Focus remained steadfast in its aim to reduce youth suicide as it announced its annual Progress Report 2016-17 at the event, which showed that revenue grew 3 per cent in the last financial year.

“Our financial surplus of $600,000 will allow Youth Focus to take on a range of new initiatives and improve efficiencies as we work towards our Strategic Plan 2017-2020,” she said.

“Despite WA’s suicide rate dropping last year, suicide remains the leading cause of death for children aged between five and 17 and young adults aged from 18 to 25.”

Eight awards were presented to worthy recipients from all walks of life at a special presentation ceremony at Fraser’s, Kings Park.

In the year to June 30, 2017, Youth Focus supported 2872 young people through free, unlimited counselling services and school outreach programs.

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