Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead is pleased to announce high school students across the Myall Lakes area will have greater access to mental health services that will improve their self-worth, anger management techniques and identify young people who need additional care, thanks to NSW Government funding.

Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor and Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead MP today announced that $188, from round three of the Stronger Country Communities Fund will allow Delhuntie Youth Care to deliver its innovative Wilderness Adventure Survival Program to local young people in need.

“Delhuntie has been delivering youth mental health programs worldwide for 40 years and this funding will allow their mobile trailers to visit local high schools promoting the benefits of healthy living, anger management and positive behaviours,” Mr Bromhead said.

“The program will also identify at risk young people who need additional care, which could include an invitation to take part in Delhuntie’s renowned Wilderness Adventure Survival Program that helps increase self-worth and addresses suicidal thoughts.

“Regional NSW has done it particularly tough in the past year, hit hard by a record drought, bushfires and COVID-19, and young people are not immune from the impacts, so I am glad Delhuntie can deliver their mental health program to local high school students.”

“Everywhere I go, people tell me how Stronger Country Communities Fund projects have made a big difference to everyday life here in Myall Lakes, everything from upgrading the Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre to relocating the local SES unit to Tuncurry.”

Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Bronnie Taylor said work on more than 1,000 Stronger Country Communities Fund round one and two projects is underway or completed, with round three delivering more than 250 youth focused projects across every regional LGA.

“This funding round is all about investing in well-thought-out local programs and infrastructure to improve the lives of young people living in regional NSW,” Mrs Taylor said.

The $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund.

The $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, together with the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund, are delivering once-in-a-generation infrastructure that generates opportunities, investment and jobs across regional NSW.

The NSW Government will continue to work to ensure regional NSW has a strong future and remains a place young people can live, learn, work and thrive.For more information, go to www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities or www.delhuntie.org.au

 

Photo: Left to Right Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead, Minister for Mental Health and Youth The Hon Bronnie Taylor, Rob Kent Manager of Delhuntie Youth Care Bulahdelah with his wife Kim and daughter, Elwyn Scale Founder of the Delhuntie  Youth Care.