Talking about Mental Health

SGCS welcomed Batyr, a youth mental health awareness charity, to our Hurstville Campus last week.

For the past four years, Batyr and their speakers have visited SGCS and spoken to our Year 9 and Year 10 students about their personal battles with mental ill-health and have encouraged students to seek help if needed. The workshops enable young adults to share their lived experience with mental ill-health or what it’s been like supporting someone else. It highlights steps to obtaining support, recovery management and how you can share your experience to help others.

As part of their visit, they awarded SGCS with a trophy for their fundraising efforts in the 2019 City2Surf. SGCS raised $3800 for the charity. These funds will be used to sponsor 193 students to participate in a Batyr – ‘Being Herd’ program.