The Culture Rebound – Connected Yarrabah Youth project targets youth of Yarrabah aged 12-25yrs and aims to increase the communities capacity by introducing a range of appropriate suicide prevention strategies to support the youth to cope with peer related risk factors.

The Project intends to use the model and guiding principles of the evaluated Family Wellbeing Program to develop a Youth focused response and collectively promote and develop appropriate strategies to identify and prevent risky behaviours affecting their physical and social and emotional health and wellbeing.

It also focuses on developing a strong sense of personal identity and purpose through cultural empowerment and deliver activities outside normal working hours to establish alternatives to parties, drugs and risk taking behaviours including a focus on culture and tradition in everyday life.

The Youth Wellbeing Cultural Rebound Project will be delivering programs, an annual Youth Forum, attend bi-monthly Youth Services network meetings and work collaboratively in partnership with the Youth Services Coordinator, Traditional Owners, various stakeholders and Gurriny Staff in general.

Programs:

  • Youth Forum, Looking After Your Mates.
  • Cultural Connection Programs
  • Youth Health and Wellbeing Programs
  • Weekly Youth Group
  • Celebrating community Events
  • NAIDOC Week

Importantly, the core focus on this youth wellbeing program is developing a model based on community resilience rather than directed efforts on deficiencies.