SCHOOL TO WORK TRANSITION PROGRAM (SWTP)
14 December 2018
In November, SWTP Coordinator Karen Andrew attended the 2nd National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference and the 2nd World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conferences, held back to back in Perth.
Conference participants attending workshops shared their personal knowledge, while others with lived experiences spoke to the entire group about their experiences and challenges and how they overcame the suffering.
Several Program Coordinators discussed how taking young people bush to allow them to find themselves both physically and mentally, which helps them to understand who they are and where they are going. This strategy is useful to strengthen the emotional and social wellbeing of youth.