Mental health issues are both a cause and symptom of homelessness in young people. To help break the cycle of homelessness, we have funded Me Unlimited!, a new program by Path 2 Change that empowers vulnerable young people to better manage their mental health symptoms and improve their lives through physical activity.
In a fitting launch to the wellness program, young participants were joined today at Nobby's Beach by stars of the Newcastle Knights for a surf lesson hosted by Surfest.
Knights players shared surf tips with the young participants, as well as their own experiences finding positivity and confidence through physical and social activity.
With an emphasis on fun, Me Unlimited! helps disadvantaged young people by combining weekly group fitness, life skills workshops and technology in the form of fitness trackers, to set and monitor personal goals. The holistic 12-week program will assist to develop social connections, enhance communication and foster teamwork, enabling young people to develop skills to improve their employment opportunities, living conditions and mental wellbeing.
We're proud to be funding a program that equips at-risk youth with healthy strategies to build confidence, wellbeing and self-esteem to help change their lives for the better.
Learn more about Me Unlimited!