Youthline Charity Ball
Date:6:00pm to 11:30pm on 13 October 18
Next Rotary Generation (NRG) North Shore are proud to be hosting a Charity Ball fundraising effort, to benefit Youthline, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018.
The issue of mental health, especially in young people, is ongoing and affects many communities, and NRG are pleased to be engaging with an established organisation that works with young people, their families and those supporting young people.
Youthline was created in 1970 to ensure young people know where to get help and can access support any time they need it. They have centres based across the country. Last year alone, these centres helped 41,000 people through their physical face-to-face counselling/mentoring services. 1 in 7 texts received by Youthline last year were specifically related to suicide, and 1 in 3 was linked to depression, self-harm and anxiety.
Funding cutbacks over recent years have meant that only 12% of the funds required to run their call centres are received from the Government, which equates to just $87K of the $800K annual cost. Proceeds raised on the night will help Youthline to upgrade their technology, attract more volunteer staff and enable them to meet their goal of having “every call, answered”, so no voice or issue goes unheard.
The night will be full of positivity, fun and entertainment, with a live auction, silent auction items and some great raffles. We will also have a live band (yet to be announced) so we can all dance the night away.
Tickets are $125 + booking fees, available from: https://youthlinecharityball.eventbrite.co.nz