A Path to Follow

November 2022’s newest news…

Pressing Buttons provide biggest donation yet…

Pressing Buttons have been supporters of APTF since they first launched their initiative that created a safe dance space for young people in 2019. Each event space was supported by the unique writeups of their DJs and what mental health means to them, showcasing local artists in relation to their creation of wellbeing via art and each attendee donning a QR wristband directly linked to the pressing buttons website full of wellbeing related resources and services, and donating proceeds from every one of their events to our services. 

Through the planning and running of 6 events, Pressing buttons, their Djs and supporters have now raised over $13,000 for A Path To Follow. That money has seen several young people gain peer support, families of young people supported and APTF peer workers trained.
Thank you Ben, Ryan and all who support them.
Keep creating conversations.

To find out more about what Pressing Buttons do to support youth mental health visit their website

Welcome JulietteArt Therapist

Juliette comes to A Path To Follow with over 20 years’ of combined experience working as an art therapist, social worker, counsellor and her own lived experience. She has worked with a wide range of community organisations, a diversity of ages, cultural backgrounds and has much experience supporting people with a number of life’s challenges …

You can also register your young person (11 years and up) to join Art Group in 2023. Please note this is for young people who have mild to moderate support needs. Other families interested in Art Group can contact us for more information at info@apathtofollow.com.au

 

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Young Peer “came out the meeting all bright-eyed, talking about how kind and nice he is”. 

Mother of young peer after peer partnership meet up

Youth Peer Support Program

There was a time, very recently, where we thought that we might have to “shelve” our Youth Peer Support Program.  It seems that perhaps that was a premature call and we are glad we didn’t make it.

With increased interest we have chosen to expand our program to cover as much as the greater Melbourne area as we can. We are currently recruiting young adults, all with living or lived experience in mental health related challenges to support those young people in need over the summer period. 

Take a sneak peek at just a couple of our peers below and then watch our website and socials for their bios, which are coming soon.

Read about our A Path To Follow Peers here 

“You’re a true inspiration and I applaud you for instilling a sense of safety and self determination in so many people”.

A community member who emailed after watching our video

What else?

Join SESPN for their annual memorial http://www.eventbrite.com.aue/463487241817

In case you missed it

https://youtu.be/lAv9Bh0hfdM
Our Video courtesy of MNVideos
https://mnvideos.com.au/

Our first board meeting

I am so pleased to announce that we have held our first board meeting which means that we are now in the process of registering as a Not For Profit, Incorporated Association. We will introduce our Board members soon.

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