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Mental health and resilience are the key lessons local kids will take away when Stand Tall Australia brings their regional roadshow to Tamworth at the end of the month.

More than 4,200 students from 25 schools across the New England North West will make the journey to Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC) on the 27th of October to hear from inspiration speakers like Olympic medallist Nicola Olyslagers, The Voice 2021 winner, Bella Taylor-Smith, Home and Away actress Anna Cocquerel, and keynote speaker Michael Crossland.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government had subsidised the event, meaning local students would be attending for just $1.

“Our region’s youth are facing a very different world to the one we grew up in and it’s important that we do everything we can to support their mental health as they make their way through school,” Mr Anderson said.

“This event will give local students the tools they need to build resilience, shift their perspectives and help them find a sense of purpose as they move towards adulthood.”

Minister for Women, Regional Health, and Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said the tour would provide young people in regional areas with an opportunity to improve their mental health and learn skills to become more resilient.

“Good mental health is as important as good physical health. These events help to inspire our younger generations and teach them resilience,” Mrs Taylor said.

“I’m pleased that with our support Stand Tall is able to bring these events to regional areas, so even more of our young people can learn these essential coping skills that will help set them up for a successful future.”

CEO and Co-Founder of Stand Tall Australia Jeanine Treharne reflected on the difficulties faced by teachers over the last few years.

We feel a responsibility to support those who have such a critical impact on the development of young people,” Mrs Treharne said.

We want schools to know that these events and this tour have been carefully planned and thoroughly thought out to make the process as easy as possible. We want this day to be a highlight for the kids, and a great support for teachers as well.”

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