batyr is a ‘for purpose’ preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people, for young people. Our programs address “the elephant in the room” in a unique and relatable way for young audiences, utilising trained speakers with a lived experience with mental ill health. We smash the stigma surrounding mental health and empower young people to reach out for support, while creating more connected and resilient communities. batyr aim to: engage ,educate and empower young people by giving them the knowledge and skills to lead mentally healthy lives. Our vision is that all young people are engaged in positive conversations about mental health and are empowered to reach out for support when needed.
Since 2011, batyr have trained over 500 young people to share their stories, and have delivered programs in over 250 schools and five universities - reaching over 160,000 young people with positive messages of hope, recovery and resilience.