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Let's give our Young People the tools to Find their way in an Uncertain world.
Young people today will form the backbone of Australia tomorrow. With over four million young people in Australia, Highway Foundation is proud to be an organisation that can help young people find their way in an uncertain world. We help young people connect with themselves, others and the world by helping them uncover who they are, what is important to them, what are their authentic goals and inspire them achieve them.
Although Highway works directly with young people who come to us from all over Australia, we also work with organisations. If you are a school, local council/shire, sporting club or youth organisation, you can refer our services to your young people as a support resource. We can also help train teachers, leaders and coaches who work with young people to be able to recognise signs of mental distress with our Mental Health First Aid Training for Youth.
In addition, we can also work on collaborations, bespoke projects and programs designed specifically to meet your organisation's needs and objectives.
This is our flagship program that brings young people together from all over Australia. We help young people get inspired by their life. We bring young people across Australia, of similiar ages, together online to explore and
discover what is important to them. We help young people aged 14 to 25 years to develop self-awareness of who they are, what they want to do and where they want to go.
This is done out of school hours in the privacy of their home. A Highway Journey is made up of four (4) consecutive sessions. It is done once a week for four weeks on the same day at the same time. It is also led by an amazing accredited Highway Youth Facilitator who will journey with them as a companion. Having this ongoing support and rapport really helps young people to reflect on what is important to them. At the end of their Highway Journey, through friendship and inner reflection we believe young people will have a greater sense of who they are and what they want to do. Very inspiring!
You can help us spread the word by informing and inviting your young people to join Highway. You can let them know about our website. In addition, please feel free to download our Highway Journey brochure and share it with your young people in your organisation.
Today one in four young people will experience a diagnosable mental illness before they reach the age of 24 years of age. Now more than ever, it is important to be prepared to support young people and help them get the help they need. To do that, we need to be able to recognise the signs of mental distress.
Highway Foundation is accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia to run the specialised Mental Health First Aid for Youth. We specialise in training people who will be working with young people in schools, sporting groups and youth organisations. Prepare your leaders so they can support the young people in your organisation.
The Mental Health First Aid for Youth Training runs for 2 full days from 9am - 5pm. We usually run it on weekends. We provide all the resources. At the end of the training, you will be sent an online test. On passing the test you will become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider for Youth from Mental Health First Aid Australia.
We can also run a private face-to-face or online training session just for your organisation. Please contact us for details and pricing.
ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (YOUTH)
ACCREDITATION TRAINING COURSE
WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We can create bespoke tailored programs for your young people around our expertise in Identity, Meaning and Purpose, Connections, Belonging and Becoming, Self Efficacy and Goal-Setting and Engagement for Wellbeing.
Our programs can be used in the following formats:
* Embedded into a Student Camp program
* In-house School Program for senior year
* Community Program Initiative
* Organisational Team building
* Staff Self Development Inspire program
* Government funding initiatives
Please feel free to contact us on how we can work together.
The Centering Compass can be used by individuals (13+) to become more self aware of their life, their priorities and what feels right. Being Centered means that one is present, able to fully focus, and be completely engaged with the activity in the present moment. It is an active process, where one can set aside life's many distractions. It is the ability to focus despite being pulled by external circumstances, significant events or triggers. Would you like to discover how you can be more centered? The Centering Compass is undergoing pilot testing in the later half of 2022 and will be available to schools and organisations in January 2023.
The group report from the Centering Compass can help youth organisations, learning communities, groups or cohorts become aware of where they are at and where they want to go in terms of their mission and plans for the future. Are you looking for a tool to assess and develop a stronger sense of connection, engagement, identity and agency in the young people you are working with? Stay tuned. The Centering Compass will be available in January 2023.
Join a Highway session today.
If you would like to explore what’s going on for you today, then just jump on! You will be welcomed to a safe, warm, non-judgemental space where you can be yourself and uncover what is important to you.