Building resilience in our young people

Dads and father figures play a vital role in helping build healthy relationships with the young people close to them. They teach them resilience by being supportive, affirming role models that prepare their children for challenges and adversity.

Unfortunately, some young people are not so lucky.

With one in four young people struggling with mental illnesses like depression and anxiety, building resilience is more important now than ever.

Since 1844, YMCA has been an advocate for young people and has helped them build resilience and provided important community connections to get through tough times.

The YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run is raising funds to build resilience in our young people.

All money raised will go to school and camping based programs that build resilience and equip disadvantaged young people with strong social and emotional skills.

Your entry fee goes towards the costs of staging this great event, so it’s only through your fundraising efforts that we can support  more disadvantaged young people in  these important programs.

By fundraising or donating, you can directly help disadvantaged young people in your community to build resilience, gain a sense of identity and develop self-confidence in a safe environment.

  • $650 will send one disadvantaged young person to camp for a week
  • $300 will provide resilience and coping skills training for 20 young people at a school in a disadvantaged area
  • $100 will provide all of the campsite meals for a young person for a whole week of camp
  • $50 will train and induct a volunteer to support a young person through a camp in a one-on-one capacity
  • $25 will help a disadvantaged young person to access bedding, toiletries and other essentials on camp

We ask you to join us and start fundraising for the future of our young people.

If you or someone you love needs support right now, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Young people aged 5 to 25 years can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

Thank you to our sponsors