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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.  It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organisation with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.

R U OK? Day

The R U OK? Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging people to regularly and meaningfully ask 'are you ok?' to support those struggling with life. R U OK? day is a national day of action held in September dedicated to reminding people to regularly check in with family and friends. The R U OK? Website provides a number of resources for people to access throughout the year to help ask 'are you ok?' regularly of family, friends and colleagues. 

Julia Farr Youth Mentoring Opportunities

Julia Farr Youth Mentoring is an initiative of Julia Farr Youth designed in 2009, which is hosted by JFA Purple Orange. Our mentoring initiative involves young adults aged 18-30 and living with disability adopting valued roles in their community by mentoring younger people aged 11-18 and also living with disability. Mentors have opportunities to participate in 1:1 peer mentoring relationships, facilitating group mentoring sessions, and presenting at events.

Mentors are young adults living with disability who are passionate about people living inclusive lives, exercising control over their lives, and having the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Mentors need to be aged between 18 and 30 and living with disability; and must be willing to undergo the application, screening and training process.

This is a voluntary position however extensive training and support is provided to mentors. It is a great opportunity for young adults to gain work experience, increase their confidence and leadership capacity. Some of our current volunteers are actually UniSA students. We would appreciate hearing from UniSA students living with a disability who are interested in becoming Mentors. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you, 
                                           
Letitia Rose I Project Officer - Mentoring
 
Julia Farr group (JFA Purple Orange, Julia Farr Trust Fund, Julia Farr Housing Association, Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund)
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PO Box 701  UNLEY BUSINESS CENTRE  SA  5061
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