AYSA has created the Tracks youth outreach and wellbeing program for the Central Great Southern region, areas of service include Tambellup, Kojonup, Katanning and Gnowangerup. The Tracks Program is designed to assist families with young people who need support improving their wellbeing and mental health outcomes. The program is funded by Western Australia Primary Health Alliance which has provided $226, 000 over 12 months. This is funding 2 Aboriginal Youth Workers based locally in Central Great Southern to work with the community for better mental health outcomes.
What is Tracks?
The Tracks Program will support young people age 12 to 25 and their families to improve the wellbeing and mental health of young people. This will be achieved by providing youth work, case management and shared-cared response from a range of services who will work together to care and support the young person and their family.
Tracks Youth Workers will work with young people who are at risk of developing a serious mental illness like psychosis, depression and anxiety. Tracks will support young people by providing a holistic support service that targets factors that are impacting young people and their family’s wellbeing.
Tracks staff will work together with partner agencies to provide support and guidance to young people and their families to discuss service responses and actions. This collaboration is aimed at managing and addressing wellbeing and mental health concerns and liking different kinds of support available to young people and their families.