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Promoting Mental Health
& Well-Being Amongst
Young Adults
Jonathan Nicholas
CEO
The Challenge
• Suicide is the leading cause of death for
young people 15-24
• Global cost of mental illness is $2.5trilli...
What is Well-Being?
A state of lasting contentment and
hopefulness about the future
Investing in Wellbeing
Social
cohesion

Autonomy

Wellbeing
Scaled support system
24 hour support services
Clinical support
Connected
Know your strengths
Family time
Jonathan Nicholas, ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation: Promoting Mental Health & Well-Being Amongst Young Adults
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Jonathan Nicholas, ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation: Promoting Mental Health & Well-Being Amongst Young Adults

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Jonathan Nicholas, CEO, ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation delivered this presentation at the 2014 Child Online Safety & Protection conference in Sydney. The need to protect children online is at the forefront of parents and teachers minds. The prevalence and use of social media tools is rising and with it comes a wide range of issues which have the potential to impact our future generations.

The Inaugural Child Online Safety & Protection Conference focused on policies, programs and practices for protecting children’s privacy rights and ensuring their safety online. For more information about the event, please visit the conference website:
http://www.informa.com.au/childonlinesafetyconference14

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  1. 1. Promoting Mental Health & Well-Being Amongst Young Adults Jonathan Nicholas CEO
  2. 2. The Challenge • Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people 15-24 • Global cost of mental illness is $2.5trillion • Untreated mental health disorders represent 13% of the global burden of disease 75% $17.5bn $1.5bn suicide suicide $10.6bn mental illness of mental illness begins before age 25 The Need 70% do not seek help 50% 95% p people will experience a mental health difficulty in their lifetime 2 The Cost $20.5bn reduced wellbeing
  3. 3. What is Well-Being? A state of lasting contentment and hopefulness about the future
  4. 4. Investing in Wellbeing Social cohesion Autonomy Wellbeing
  5. 5. Scaled support system
  6. 6. 24 hour support services
  7. 7. Clinical support
  8. 8. Connected
  9. 9. Know your strengths
  10. 10. Family time
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