Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary Newsletter – 2 September 2022

This month I was again honored to serve our community through mental health education. Conversations about Suicide (CAS) is a four hour course designed to introduce participants to appropriate language, plans of action, possible signs and symptoms and myths relating to suicidal thoughts & behaviours. Participants were engaged and courageous, adding great value to a topic often hard to talk about. It is a great privilege being able to support my community to in turn support their families and community. As I continue to promote, Mental Health First Aid training is a vital tool for our mental health tool box and I regularly receive feedback from participants confirming the value this training provides in both their professional and personal lives. In October I will be delivering Youth Mental Health First Aid, perfect for adults supporting, mentoring, living with or working with, young people. The two day course will be delivered one day a week, over two weeks and, as a special offer to our community – is being offered Free of Charge. Details below.

Testimonial – July 2022

Hi Jeanette, This is Georgia – the Merri Health employee from Rome. I would like to tell you that the training you ran for us is one of the best ones I have ever attended! Without exaggerating… I genuinely feel like I’ve taken so much on board out of it!
~ Georgia
Merri Health-Aged care support worker Healthy ageing Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung

Centre Coordinator| Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary

August Reflection
After school activities The months are flying by at Jimmy’s! We’ve had an influx of new young people join us on various nights and we are loving it.

This week at Jimmy’s

Tuesday overnight stay-

Our weekly teen overnight stays are now at full capacity. With around 18 young people attending and 16 staying staying over night.

The young people have done a mental health workshop facilitated by Jeanettte , cooked delicious dinners, captured sunsets and of course prioritized their self care.

Reiki, acupuncture, naturopathy and sound healing-
Our practitioners have been fully booked each week so this is your friendly reminder to book your appointment early so you don’t miss out!

Now, were going to leave you with this

Happy Fact:

There’s a squirrel named Twiggy who learned how to water-ski. You go, Twiggy! Twiggy proves we really can do anything!

Stay Well,

Team Jimmys