KMF Funded Projects and Fundraising Events
The KMF committee are continually overwhelmed and grateful for the generosity of the community who donate funds to enable us to support these projects. We sincerely thank you.
TRAIN A VILLAGE, SAVE A CHILD PROJECT
The KMF committee was awarded a grant to train several committee members who can in turn train community members in YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID. Our trainers are now ready to train the village! Community members who complete the training will learn how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Feedback from the courses so far has been overwhelmingly positive. For more information or to book a place for the next 2 day training course, please contact Lorna Woodward at Lifeline – either via email firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone 8842 2827.
Healthy Minds at St Josephs School Clare
In June 2022, the Year 7 and 8 students, staff and parents at St Joes participated in this award winning student well being program.
Healthy Minds teaches the skills of effective emotion regulation, helpful decision making and balanced thinking. Arming students with the ability to be critical consumers of the media, to challenge unhelpful thinking habits, and to become effective self-managers of their personal wellbeing.
The program also included a staff session featuring multiple Healthy Minds concepts for the year levels, and for parents – the Seven Secrets to a Healthy Mind – the essentials for your child’s mental health, resilience and wellbeing.
Op Flinders works to transform the lives of young people from the age of 13 – 18. The 8-day program is held in the northern Flinders Ranges where young people trek up to 100km, experience abseiling, Indigenous culture, bushcraft and build self-confidence through challenging themselves. These young people come from all across South Australia and are typically referred to us as part of a team of 10 from one school or agency.
Once the young person completes an Exercise, they are invited to join the Peer Group Mentor Program. This program opens them up to a world of opportunity and growth to transform their lives!
KMF is proud to sponsor at least 2 participants per year in the 8 day program.
REACH Training at Clare High School
In May 2022, all CHS year 11 students completed REACH training. REACH is a two-hour suicide awareness training program aimed at increasing suicide awareness for anyone aged 15 years or older, irrespective of experience or training. REACH is designed for community to engage with suicide awareness training in an accessible timeframe. We all have a role to play in suicide awareness and prevention, supporting each other in times of crisis.
Students learnt how to recognise the warning signs of suicide, use active listening skills, ask directly about suicide, check for safety and promote positive help seeking resources and referral pathways. Students were also encouraged to consider their own self-care options and shown how to seek support for carers and their families.
The training was presented by Lifeline facilitator, David Boots.
Youth Opportunities at Clare High School
KMF are proudly assisting CHS each year, in providing this amazing 10 week course for 18 students in need of support.
The evidence-based programs are designed to empower the individual and focus on developing long-term happiness, setting and achieving goals, increasing motivation, developing positive communication, enhancing confidence, and improving relationships.
Sunday 24th October, 2021
Get a team together and go for a ride for youth mental health
Mental Health Awareness Training
Friday 18th September, 2020
Funded in entirety by KMF and limited to 20 participants, this training is an introduction for community members to be able to assist youth at risk