Eyre Peninsula Youth Expo: 2021 The Resilience Effect

Applying organisation:

District Council of Tumby Bay

Towns/communities where project is situated:

Port Lincoln, Ceduna, Cleve, Elliston, Cowell, Kimba, Cummins, Streaky Bay, Tumby Bay, Wudinna

Grant purposes:

To increase knowledge and skills around making positive life choices, enhancing coping skills and increasing confidence in help-seeking behaviour that will support improved mental health and wellbeing, resilience and connectedness of young people on Eyre Peninsula.

Target population:

Year 10, 11 and 12 students from Port Lincoln, Ceduna, Cleve, Elliston, Cowell, Kimba, Cummins, Streaky Bay, Tumby Bay, Wudinna - and their families, carers and educators.

External partner and their role:

Youth Opportunities: to provide support in co-designing the event, including facilitating interactive workshops with young people covering issues around wellbeing, resilience, success and adversity.

Save the Children Australia: will provide support in the delivery of program activities and leverage connections with other local service providers to ensure the program is accessible and communicated to eligible young people and their families within the Gawler/Barossa communities.

Project overview:

Eyre Peninsula YouthCON 2021 is a two-day expo event to build and empower a resilient and connected community of youth via informative and encouraging presenters, workshops, activities and resources for Year 10, 11 and 12 Eyre Peninsula students, and parents, families, and others supporting them that aims to: discover tools for personal resilience and transitioning successfully to a post-school environment to pursue other life pathways, strengthen mental health and wellbeing using life skills and increase support networks by connecting with other youth in the region. It will also create an online forum to provide ongoing communication avenues of connection and support for expo attendees.