batyr: Giving a voice to the elephant in the room
To deliver innovative peer-to-peer programs that engage, educate and empower young people. batyr’s programs focus on addressing issues that impact the mental health of young people, and promote resilience and help seeking behaviour.
From training young people to share their lived experience of mental ill health, to running dynamic programs in schools and universities, batyr aims to smash the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage young people to seek help when they need it.
To encourage students to address social and mental health issues that are not often openly discussed. Despite these issues commonly affecting young people (1 in 4 young people suffering a mental health issue by the end of adolescence), they remain the 'elephant in the room': they hold a stigma that prevents open and frank exchanges. batyr speakers share life experiences about issues such as depression, suicide, sexual assault, eating disorders, bullying and personal health and through sharing their personal stories they seek to encourage students to 'Look, Listen, Talk and Seek Help'.
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