Mental Health

Burnie Works is working with community members in the Central Coast during May and June 2024 to understand how people currently access mental health help and experience the mental health system.

We are doing this work so that we can support communities to identify and access opportunities and help explore long-term approaches. We are also developing a resource to support the community.

We are holding three workshops to inform this work. We invite you to register below.

1. Parent and Caregiver Stories

Have you supported a young person with their mental health and wellbeing?

If so, we’d like to hear your story. Community Knowledge Collectors will be available to meet with you in Ulverstone during May 2024.

2. Youth Persona Workshop

Are you aged between 16-25 years and willing to share your knowledge about what it is like to be a young person on the Central Coast?

Join Burnie Works staff to create personas. These will help us understand the experiences of people who may seek support for their mental health and wellbeing here. This is a creative
and hands on workshop. Snacks will be provided.

Date: Tuesday 4 June 2024
Time: 3:30pm to 5pm
Place: Ulverstone Neighbourhood House

3. Community and Services Journey Mapping

Are you a community member or local service provider interested in helping young people and the mental health system?

Join us for a workshop to map the journey of young people who are seeking support or who are accessing the mental health system in the Central Coast.

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024
Time: 12:30pm to 3pm
Place: Ulverstone (venue to be confirmed)

Youth Mental Health Co-Design Project - Central Coast Community

  • You can select more than one.
  • Please let us know if you have any dietary or access requirements.

Want to know more?

Contact Olivia

Ph: 0499 780 070

More about this project...

We know that many people in our community struggle with mental health.

In 2022, we started exploring how we would develop a community Suicide Prevention Plan. We did this with our partner, Relationships Australia.

We have heard that the current system supports short-term community funding. There is limited opportunity for long-term approaches. We want to develop tools and gather information. These can support our communities to identify and access opportunities. They can also help communities explore long term approaches.

To develop a plan, we first need to understand how people currently access and experience the system.

We have been working with community members to identify how the mental health system can better support their needs.

This work is currently focusing on youth mental health in Burnie, the Central Coast, and Devonport. The focus is on ages 12-25.

This will provide us with:

  • a shared understanding of the challenges

  • common and different challenges across the communities

  • a shared tool to help guide systems thinking in decision-making activities.

In November 2023 Burnie Works worked with parents, young people, and community members in Burnie.

In the first half of 2024 we will work with the communities in the Central Coast and Devonport. If you are a young person, parent, carer, community member or service in these communities and would like to get involved, please contact Olivia.