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THE GLASS BOX ENTERPRISE

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GLASSBOX is a social enterprise. Young people, when given the skills, can provide real support and assist each other’s mental health.

This is urgent!  One in seven young Australians experience a mental health condition. That’s 13.9% of all children and adolescents aged 4-17 years or 560,000* Australians!

About Glass Box

Our Vision

To support young people through mental health first aid training in schools.


How it works

We design unique GLASS BOX stationery and sell it within our local community.  100% of the profits go to fund mental health first aid training in our high schools.


Our Why

Young people are the first to know if their friends are experiencing a mental health challenge. Skilling our young people with mental health first aid training means young people will experience increased support that can make a real difference and increased confidence that they know how to help and how to get help.

We want to create a network of support for all young people in local high schools. At first in the Southern Highlands and then….Australia, then the world!

We have all had personal experiences dealing with mental health in our friendships. We know that there needs to be more support for young people in our community.

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Glass Box will fund the delivery of Youth MentalHealth First Aid training in our schools.

It teaches participants, over two days, how to assist young people who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Mental health issues covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance misuse

The Mental health crisis covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Acute effects from alcohol or other drug misuse
  • Aggressive behaviours

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HOW WE GOT HERE

In 2017 the Glass Box team attended a YOUNG CHANGE AGENTS WORKSHOP in the Southern Highlands convened by the local business incubator – herd, Southern Highlands.

YCA is a social entrepreneurship program for 10-18 year olds that helps our youth see problems as opportunities. It provides them with the tools to think creatively, build skills in critical thinking and communication and empowers them to believe that they are good enough to be entrepreneurs, leaders and world changers.

At this workshop we presented to a panel made up of our local bank CEO, our local MP, a young entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Glass Box won the pitch event and attracted support from the local philanthropist to launch their project.

Herd – Southern Highlands, business incubator provides mentor support and Your Angel Charity is providing operational, financial and mentor support.

Three of the team members have attended further training through YCA in Sydney’s Telstra Muru-d incubator facility.

Team

Kira Sweet
Chevalier College
Tara Gray
Chevalier College
Lisa Privalova-Pratt
Oxley College
Caitlin McDonagh
St Paul's International College
Mae Inman
Oxley College

Mentors

Wayne Pratt
Director, herd.org.au
Peter Kazacos
Managing Director, yourangel.org.au
Margaret O’Brien
CEO & Co-Founder Young Change Agents

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