Willoughby City Council’s Youth Services Team has been working on an exciting program to support at-risk youth from local high schools.
Waves of Wellness Surfing Experience helped ten students from Willoughby Girls High, Naremburn High and Chatswood High schools learn surfing at Warriewood Beach, while also addressing mental health issues. For eight weeks, the students used the ocean weekly as a conduit to strengthen their coping mechanisms, resilience and confidence, and learn how and where to seek support. The program also offered the young people valuable tools to cope with the pressures of our uncertain times.
Chatswood Youth Centre offers Youth Drop In – a free recreational space, information and referral services for 12-18 year olds, 3-6pm on Wednesdays to Fridays.