As part of Queensland’s Mental Health Week 2022 we are celebrating to support young carers and youth to gain interest and confidence in nature.
Nature Connection for Young Carers will maximise community awareness and promote mental health and wellbeing of young people with a caring role while fostering a sense of community amongst Young Carers.
We aim to create a safe place for young people with a caring role to come together and create a network of support between one another. After the unprecedented times that the community has faced over the past two years, it is vital for Young Carers, who often do not allow time for themselves, to take a step back from their caring role and enjoy respite in nature.
Through gaining this sense of belonging, and connecting with others in nature, Young Carers will experience reduced feelings of social isolation and an improvement in their mental health and wellbeing. Young Carers will have access to information from QMHW supported by Nature Freedom and the partnership with Little Dreamers.
The Big Idea: Understanding and caring for self, others and place – be one with the land.
By experiencing a day camp with an indigenous focus, you will:
. build an awareness of how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples care for country
. read and understand instructions for how to cook Johnny cakes and play aboriginal games; and
. reflect on their learning and suggest actions on how they can care for country by being responsible campers
Location: Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre Bunyaville Conservation Park, Old Northern Rd, Everton Hills QLD 4053
Date/Time: Wednesday, 12th October 2022 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
To make bookings please to go form below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org