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Funding for Clarence designed mental health & wellbeing initiative

A mental health and wellbeing program designed by Clarence Valley Council’s Community Development team has received a $20,000 grant from the NSW Government, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis announced at Westlawn Primary School last Thursday.

“The One Stop Shop is a terrific program organised by the Clarence Valley Council (Youth) and the New School of Arts Neighbourhood Centre in South Grafton,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“The $20,000 grant will allow it to be rolled out to late primary school children across the Clarence Valley.”

The One Stop Shop model is supported by the Our Healthy Clarence mental health and wellbeing initiative which includes local youth and mental health professionals.

The engaging program is delivered through a series of short workshops and interactive sessions which will offer good quality, evidence based information about mental health and wellbeing, healthy relationships, physical health, drugs and alcohol, local community support services, tips to stress and more.

The One Stop Shop model was piloted in 2016 and 2017 with Maclean High School Year 9 students, and has successfully delivered good quality health and wellbeing information with 6 Clarence Valley High Schools in 2018.