1 in 35 Australian youth have reported experiencing low energy and moods; 1 in 14 suffer from an anxiety disorder and 1 in 11 have an eating disorder.
1 in 5 Australians are affected by poor mental health every year; 1 in 2 will be affected in their lifetime.
These numbers do not include the countless mental health issues that go unreported because individuals are too afraid to talk about it due to stigma; or the immeasurable amount of mental health issues that go unmentioned or are brushed off because people do not think the issue is important enough to speak up about.
With the help of early intervention, the impact of mental health conditions can be minimised – reducing these statistics. YMCA mYnd-pump is committed to reducing this impact.
Our mYnd-pump program is a FREE 12-week group fitness program for young people (16-25) who self-identify as struggling with their mental health including stress, anxiety and low moods.
The program is designed to create a community of support for young people and past participants have seen an improvement in their mental health, self-esteem and confidence.