When times are tough young people often feel socially isolated and disconnected from community and from doing the things they enjoy, and that is why headspace Bundaberg is hosting a new social support group specifically for young parents.
Finn Nicholas, 20, is a member of the headspace Bundaberg Youth Engagement Committee and a young mother to Alaska, 11 months and twin boys, age 4. When Ms Nicholas was pregnant with Alaska, she realised there was no where to connect and feel supported.
“I talked to lots of friends, especially young parents, to see what they were feeling, many of them saying they felt socially isolated and suggesting that a connection place such as headspace would be a great start. As young parents we can have loads of questions, but its also good to know there are others out there with similar experiences. When we can just get together and chill out, I feel there’s a shared understanding and a sense of community,” Ms Nicholas said.
“headspace always embrace the needs of the local community, and in particular the young people,” she said. “Working alongside headspace to bring our group together has been a great experience, and to know there is mental health support and a doctor available is a fantastic outcome.”
It is free to attend, and both parents are welcome, so long as one is under 25 years of age. Please ensure all persons are feeling well before attending. This is a social connect group, which will be led by our headspace youth team alongside the support of other local services.
fridays 11am to 1pm
headspace, 66 Woongarra Street, Bundaberg
For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 4152 3931