Youth Wellness

Youth Mental Wellbeing 

The Bundaberg Region Mental Wellbeing Alliance  work towards reducing the stigma of Mental Illness and developing ways to inform and engage all members of our region. Council's Youth Development Officer provides support and ideas to the group on ways to engage and include young people in the key messages about Mental Illness that may be effecting them or someone they know.

R U Ok? Day

R U Ok? Day is recognised each year on the second Thursday of September.

R U OK? Day is a national day of action and is dedicated to helping Australia's high suicide rate. R U OK? Day aims to inspire all Australians to take responsibility for people in their lives who may be struggling and need an oppurtunity to say "I'm not ok" to a friend or family member.

This year Council worked in partnership with Bundaberg State High Schools School Based Police Officer, School Chaplin and also student Peer Leaders in asking students  R U OK? As part of the day students were give a flyer about the day and also a Life's Little Stress Kit to take home.   

Useful Links and phone numbers

Bundaberg Mental Health Service - Child, Youth and Adult services available - 4150 2500

QLD Health - Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service - providing drug and alcohol services, with medical support - 4150 2740 - listing of local community services and group  information for young people to assist and support the themes "Look, Listen, Talk Seek" - Indigenous Wellbeing Centre offer a range of services and support  - 4151 5402 Local Drug & Alcohol and Mental Health Service for  youth to adult - 1300 707 655 - a website to help young people going through tough times - Australia leading online youth mental health service - Ideas, options and information 1800 55 1800 - a range of programs to help you learn skills to manage your problems  - an interactive web program designed to prevent depression