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

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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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