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REGENERATE: A new nature-based program for young people impacted by family mental illness

REGENERATE: A new nature-based program for young people impacted by family mental illness

22 Jan, 2024

Kookaburra Kids has received a significant boost as the Bupa Foundation comes on board as Principal Partner and provides $250,000 of funding for a new flagship nature-based program for young people impacted by family mental illness, Regenerate.

Delivered in cities throughout Australia in 2024, Regenerate is an emotionally and environmentally regenerative program for young people that will see camps,activity days and online connect sessions delivered in 2024 – helping approximately 1,000 young people.

Program Highlights:
Positive Physiological and Psychological Effects: The program seeks to expose young people to the positive physiological and psychological benefits of natural environments, fostering overall well-being.
Mental Health Literacy
: Through clinically designed camps, activity days and online Connect sessions, Regenerate will focus on improving young people's mental health literacy and normalising help-seeking behaviours, creating a supportive environment for them to address their mental health concerns.
Environmental Volunteering:
Collaboration with local environment groups, and council organisations will allow participants to engage in nature-based experiences, guided bush walks,and environmental activities.
Tailored Mental Health Modules
: Developed by expert clinicians, the program will feature tailored mental health and well-being modules to guide participants through the positive effects of natural environments on human health.

Eligibility
To participate in Regenerate, a referred young person must have a parent/caregiver or sibling with a mental illness. A full list of programs and to refer a young person visit: www.kookaburrakids.org.au/regenerate

Regenerate Media release

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