Grant help to light way
The development of a program aimed at encouraging young men in remote communities to speak about mental health issues has been given a boost by a Busselton-based business.
Lamp’s Backyard Blokes program aims to further expand the group’s opportunities to work with young men at risk of self-harm and social isolation through peer connection as well as the building of individual resilience to reduce and address suicide in rural youth.
It recently received $10,000 from the Financial Planning Association of Australia, via Cape Financial Planning.
CFP’s Peter Farrar said the business had put Lamp forward for the grant as it provided a vital service to the community.
Backyard Blokes co-ordinator Jesse Malseed said the program was non-judgemental and was run in a casual manner, by men and for men.
Training for the program began last week in Busselton.
Those interested in taking part should call 9754 1834.
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