To support young people on their journey back from the end of their road, we have developed a five-component programme: The Journey Back To Awesome.
The aim of our programme is to assist young people (aged 10-24) in finding and strengthening their own resources, towards leading full and meaningful lives.
To achieve this, we work with each young person to develop an individual, Journey Back To Awesome plan. The five key components, complement each other to provide holistic support that is aligned with our philosophy and best practice.
These key components of the Journey Back programme are:
The group meets weekly for mutual support, life skills training, fun activities and dinner. Guest speakers, experts in their field, often attend.
Covering health and nutrition, fitness, and maintaining a good life balance.
“One in five of our young people will experience some form of mental health problem during the crucial time that they are transitioning to becoming an adult. Even mild mental illness can have a wide impact on a young person’s life and on those around them. When the worst happens, and a teenager takes their own life, those left behind have a heavy burden to bear. I know we can do better for young people with mental illness.”
Youth Mental Health Project, 2012.