Ten Year 9 pastoral care representatives were among 650 high school students and educators at the third annual ‘In Your Head’ Youth Mental Health Forum at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre recently.

The event aimed to educate, engage and empower young people to become mental health heroes in their community.

Students heard from several keynote speakers and took part in break-out sessions, including ‘Urban dance’, ‘Social media and mental health’, ‘Stress and exams’, and ‘Storytelling – we all have a story to tell’.

They heard stories of people overcoming adversity to flourish in their lives, and learned about ways to maintain and improve mental wellbeing.