24-28 March 2020
The Hawaiian Ride for Youth is held annually over 4.5 days, with riders travelling from Albany or Jurien Bay to Perth over a total of more than 3000kms to raise funds and awareness for Youth Focus. While cycling through towns in WA’s South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Central the riders visit high schools to engage and inform students on issues of youth suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm, as well as the services that Youth Focus provides.
Youth Focus is a leading not-for-profit organisation that delivers innovative and accessible mental health services and programs in Western Australia. Its mission is to optimise life opportunities for young people aged 12 to 25 experience mental health challenges.
Youth Focus operates with a team of highly trained and skilled counsellors, psychologists and mental health workers to provide a range of early intervention and prevention services free of charge. These services support young people and their families to overcome the issues associated with depression, anxiety and self-harm and thoughts of suicide.
All funds raised by the Hawaiian Ride for Youth directly support Youth Focus in building brighter futures for young Western Australians and their families while creating stronger, more resilient future generations.
Each year, Youth Focus supports more than 4,500 young people with free and uncapped face-to-face counselling from offices, schools, outreach locations and headspace Centre across WA.
Its vision is of healthy young people engaging in society, enjoying wellbeing and self-determination.
As part of their fundraising, the Hawaiian Ride for Youth riders and teams host a number of events to generate funds and awareness for Youth Focus. Support the riders and teams in their fundraising endeavours by attending an event and getting involved.
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To enquire about the services Youth Focus can provide for young people via
Youth Focus on (08) 6266 4333 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday or visit youthfocus.com.au