Mental health advocate and Australia Day 2018 Ambassador, Nic Newling is returning to Cowra to champion mental health on Monday, April 9 at a major event as part of Cowra's Youth Week program.
The initiative is a collaboration between Cowra Youth Council, Cowra Council, Cowra High School and St Raphael's Catholic School with Nic to expand on his inspiring personal story of overcoming mental illness and family tragedy with local high school students and community members.
High school students in Cowra will have the opportunity to hear Nic's incredible story through school presentations with a free public event also organised for next Monday evening for both parents and community members.
Nic is an outspoken advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, and breaking-down the stigma surrounding mental illness. He has reached millions of people with his uplifting personal journey through television, live talks, documentaries, radio, print and online. He also regularly speaks at industry conferences, educational institutions and workplaces.
Nic strives to make a continuing positive impact utilising sharing and listening to encourage helpful, unscripted conversations around mental health, suicide prevention, and getting the most out of life.
Cowra Youth Council invites everyone to share in Nic's amazing message through a free community event at 7.30pm, Monday, April 9, at Cowra Civic Centre Theatrette. The event is supported by headspace and local mental health advocates. Attendees should note that Nic's presentation covers issues to do with suicide and self-harm and is therefore not recommended for children under high school age.
Other events planned for Youth Week include a "Gaming Day on the Big Screen" on Saturday, April 13 and our Youth Week movie screening of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" at Cowra Premiere Cinema on Friday, April 20. For details of all events, follow Cowra Youth Council on Facebook or check out the NSW Youth Week events page at www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au.