‘Laps for Life’ swimming challenge raises support to prevent youth suicide


ReachOut Director Jackie Hallan called for volunteers to join the swimming challenge Laps for Life to raise support for those living with mental health conditions.

A reported one in four people in Australia aged between 14 and 25 live with a mental health condition and 70 per cent of this group do not receive the help they need.

To combat these alarming statistics, over the month of March ReachOut is holding a four-week swimming event which aims to raise funds and awareness to prevent youth suicide.

Ms Hallan said swimming helps to improve “mental health and wellbeing” and encouraged those suffering from a mental health condition to seek help and support.


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