Runners reach out to youth

Alise Farrelly, Lenni Duffield and Laura Hardy (front) and Mick |Leeming, Ossie Bravo, Sean Gallacher and Danielle Tilbrook.
Alise Farrelly, Lenni Duffield and Laura Hardy (front) and Mick |Leeming, Ossie Bravo, Sean Gallacher and Danielle Tilbrook.

The youth services team and other service units will run 14km at the Swan River Run next weekend to raise $1000 for youth mental health charity ReachOut.

Youth services co-ordinator Lenni Duffield said although suicide was the leading cause of death among young Australians, most young people did not receive the information and support needed to get them through tough times.

�Many staff members enjoy running, so it made sense to try and challenge ourselves as a team while raising money for a service which we refer young people on to on a regular basis,� she said.

�Our team started as just a few members of the youth team and has now grown to include staff members across the City as well as other friends and family members.�

The team selected youth support worker and triathlete Alise Farrelly as their coach to prepare the Wanna-runner-roos with mini training guides and weekly hints and tips.

ReachOut.com provides support, information and resources to young Australians at risk of suicide, to improve their understanding of mental health issues and increase their awareness of the help available.

To support the Wanna-runner-roos, donate to swanrun2015.every dayhero.com/au/the-wanna-runner-roos.