Where there’s a Will exists to bring color to lives
To nurture and support young people in the Upper Hunter through positive education and community awareness.
To provide them with an armour of resilience and self-awareness from a young age.
To build their own resource toolkit of knowledge and skills, expanding as they grow, to strengthen their existing armour.
To reduce mental illness and create a thriving community.
Where there’s a Will is a not for profit charity established in the Upper Hunter in 2016 to address significant mental health issues facing the community. We do this by supporting schools to build positive learning communities that embed the teaching of resilience and wellbeing in their curriculum and in their schools.
While prevention is the primary focus of Where there’s a Will, we also support and fund our community through the introduction of education initiatives utilising established services and programs such as Youth Mental Health First Aid. This assists with reducing stigma, improving awareness and increasing the number of qualified mental health first aid experts for a flourishing Upper Hunter.
- One in four young Australians aged 16–24 years has a mental health issue.
- Suicide is the leading cause of death, 15-44. In Australia, someone dies from suicide every 4 hours.
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that by 2030, depression will be the leading cause of disease burden globally.