The GIANTS Foundation and Torrens University have renewed their partnership to further support the Healthy GIANTS Wellbeing Program.
Torrens University has been central to the development and execution of the Healthy GIANTS Wellbeing Program in recent years which has seen the program engage over 800 students per year across Western Sydney.
The program aims to increase mental health literacy amongst years 7 and 8 students to ensure they have the skills to identify the warning signs of when a friend or loved one is developing a mental illness.
Jerome Casteigt, General Manager Business and Hospitality at Torrens University said a partnership like this is central to their purpose. “Mental health problems are very common with about one quarter of young people and one in five adults experience a mental illness each year,” said Casteigt.
“The two hour specialised wellbeing workshops run as part of the “Healthy GIANTS Wellbeing Program” and seek to empower students with essential insights to understand their own mental health as well as equipping them with skills to recognise and help their friends who may not be travelling so well.”
GIANTS Chief Commercial Officer, Shaun James thanks Torrens University for their ongoing support. “We are delighted to have Torrens University re-commit to this partnership which sees our two organisations work hand in hand to tackle this important issue.”
“Without the support of partners like Torrens University, the GIANTS Foundation wouldn’t be able to do the work we across Western Sydney as we aim to enhance the lives of people through education and make a meaningful difference in the community.”
The partnership will also provide tertiary education opportunities for GIANTS AFL and AFLW players, coaches, staff and members.
Torrens University has 12 campuses across Australia and provides specialised undergraduate, graduate, higher degree by research and specialised degree programs across a wide range of disciplines.