Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people 💜
This year’s theme, "Write Your Story", is created by Wear It Purple’s Youth Action Council (YAC) to give voice to growing rhetoric in the LGBTQIA+ youth community around the importance of personal expression and individuality 💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Annie’s daughter is one of more than 2,500 young people who have benefited from a world-first program that links those accessing mental health treatment with education services.
The collaboration between our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and Hospital School SA has been internationally recognised for the innovative approach which aims to support young people to return safely to school after a hospital admission for mental health concerns.
Annie says she doesn’t know where her family would be if not for the service.
“They were able to help us navigate a return to school strategy to support my daughter re-engage in school and come up with strategies to support her learning.”
Hospital School SA principal Matthew McCurry and his team have worked with 625 schools across South Australia to support children admitted to the Mallee Ward at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital continue with their education or receive pathway support.
“This multidisciplinary approach has been able to address the barriers, triggers and stressors that impact our young people which enables the opportunity to engage, or re-engage, them with education” he said.
(Pictured here L-R are CAMHS Nursing Director Tim Crowley, mum Annie, and Hospital School SA Principal Matthew McCurry.) ... See MoreSee Less
Although we didn’t win the award last night, we were finalists out of many projects and initiatives. Being able to support gender diverse young people across South Australia as a part of the Gender Diversity Team is something we are very passionate about. The multidisciplinary team is made up of great advocates and forward thinkers. From HSSA we have our Principal, Matthew and 2 Leaders Keerin and Megan. We also recognise Kirsty for being a part of this team during her time at HSSA.
Not all the team members of the Gender Diversity Service Team were able to make it on the night but here are some of those who are supporting gender diverse young people across SA.
Our team also offer training at schools for educators on supporting gender diverse young people and families. ... See MoreSee Less
🥳 𝐀 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝟏𝟔𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐤𝐧𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐬! 🥳 When Brandon (left) started treatment at the Women's and Children's Hospital in January, his brothers Dominic and Evan have been constantly by his side and we were thrilled to help them celebrate their special day 💙
Brandon and his family of seven relocated from Darwin so he could receive specialist care. Since then, the boys have attended Hospital School SA where their unwavering brotherly love has continued to shine.
“They are very supportive of each other, through the good times and the bad,” says Hospital School leader, Megan, who has been particularly impressed by Brandon’s eagerness to learn.
“Obviously having treatment is tricky, but he’s still able to support Evan and Dom in the classroom whenever they might need help.”
Happy birthday, boys!
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