The Valley Youth Consultants Present: Picnic in the Park

The Youth Consultants from Valley Youth are hosting a park picnic series in support of positivity during these times, and to give young people a chance to meet some new faces from around the area! Time to change that COVID frown upside down with some uplifting vibes.

If you are aged 12-25 and live, work or study in Moonee Valley, join us for a park picnic at Queen’s Park! There will be live music, entertainment, drinks and snacks, and guest speakers by batyr*, who will be facilitating discussion around wellbeing.

This event is the outcome of Valley Youth’s Consultant Project (Phase II). Last year the Consultants engaged with young people in Moonee Valley regarding mental health and wellbeing issues, through focus groups and an online survey.

From the results, the Consultants were inspired to tackle the issue of social isolation and social anxiety, to create an event which would promote positive social connections and invite supported discussion around mental health and wellbeing.

WHEN: Saturday 20 March, 2021, 2-5pm

(Note: Saturday 27 February, 2021. 2-5pm has been cancelled)

WHERE: Queens Park, Moonee Ponds on the grass area closest to the Civic Center (9 Kellaway Avenue)

RSVP: By Wednesday `18 March via Eventbrite

To ensure your safety and that of staff and the community, we will be collecting details for contact tracing and applying social distancing rules. If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, please do not attend. It is advised that you stay home and get tested. 😷

There will be a maximum 50 people at this outdoor event.

*batyr is a ‘for purpose’ preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people, for young people. We run programs that help smash the stigma surrounding mental health and empower young people to reach out for support. Our lived experience storytellers share their experiences of going through their own mental health challenges, how they found support, and how they look after their mental health today.

Registrations essential! Register via the Eventbrite page (click on link!)

Get in touch via if you’ve got any question or concerns.

From the Valley Youth team 😃🎉

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