Facts and figures:
$2.8 million in funding will be given to the batyr program aiming to further enhance and expand their online presence to support youth mental health and suicide, through safe and effective digital storytelling in schools.
It is estimated one in four young Australians aged 16 to 24 experience mental illness in any given year.
The funding forms part of the $5.3 billion national mental health and suicide prevention plan.
Ask the expert:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison
“This is a program for young people, designed by young people.”
“This will help batyr deliver front-line services and coordinate the right interventions for at-risk young people.”
“Their approach is part of our vision for tackling the mental health challenges facing young Australians and that is a key focus of my government.”
More information about batyr can be found at www.batyr.com.au/about-us