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Support Group for African Youth

African Youth Support Group meets every 4th Tuesday of the month

 

2020 Dates: 26th May, 23rd June, 28th July, 25th August, 22nd Septemeber, 27th October, 24th November.

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue: Online Until Further Notice

About: 

 A study within Australia suggests that Young immigrants from Africa living in Australia are 10 times more likely to develop psychosis than Australian-born youth. Adjustment to a new culture and unfamiliar country can be daunting. Sometimes some education and information about new customs, expectations and ways of doing things can make a great difference to one’s social and employment opportunities and integration.

 The aim of this group is to support the African youth with their wellbeing, promote connectedness, and reduce isolation. The support group provides the participants with guidance and advice about mental health, self-care and a safe space to share their concerns and challenges.

 
Facilitator:

Philasande Dladla is a Economics & Politics Student striving to live on the basis of service before self. As an African young women, she is passionate about supporting women and the youth, who are still marginalized, finding it hard to overcome mental hardships from the experiences in Africa, discrimination and other challenging factors within the African-Australian community.

 

Contact us for any questions:  supportgroup@mhfa.org.au or phone 1300 643 287.

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