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Mental Health in Schools

Riverina Bluebell supports mental health in schools throughout the Riverina region with free presentations for secondary level students. Contact us to discuss a suitable program for your school.

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Nic Newling is an outspoken advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, and sharing personal stories. Having lived through the experience of suffering with a mood disorder throughout high school and losing his brother to suicide, he has since dedicated himself to changing the way mental illness is addresses in schools, workplaces and communities.

Australian Story: The Fault In Our Stars

Introduced by Caroline Jones

This week’s program takes us into the world of a family called the Newlings. On the face of it, their lives seemed perfect.

Phil Newling recalls looking at his three young sons and saying ‘how long is this going to last – can we just lock this in now and not change anything?’   But when the bright boys became teenagers lightning struck – and not just once, but twice.

This program charts the story of Christopher ‘Cricket’ Newling and his younger brother Nic. It documents a remarkable journey back from the brink and a life now dedicated to helping others.

View Australian Story here