One Eighty’s vision is a future free of youth suicide.
Run by young people, for young people, One Eighty fills a gap in Australia’s current suicide prevention strategy. The organisation is leading the way for peer to peer models of community support, is raising the profile of exceptional existing services, and is reimagining what youth engagement in the NFP sector looks like.
WHAT THEY DO
One Eighty’s vision is for a future free of youth suicide. To achieve this, we’re taking a grass roots, bottom-up approach, with a focus on prevention and early intervention. We work closely with the community, empowering people to make small but meaningful contributions to the prevention of youth suicide. Local fundraising efforts involving sports clubs or small businesses generate awareness for youth mental health and funds that go straight back into our programs. This local model boosts morale and can affect real change. One Eighty is bench testing this local model on the Northern Beaches, and once proven, seeks to roll out similar local models of support on a national scale.
WHY THEY DO IT
Because suicide is preventable.