Youth off the Streets support young people who may be homeless, drug dependent and/or recovering from abuse. It is Youth off the Streets' goal that these young people will leave their care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full or part time job in hand.
We have delivered weekly yoga classes at Youth off the Streets Key College in Redfern and at their large campus in Merrylands, Western Sydney. Our programs are designed to help participants (Year 11 and 12) recognise feelings of anxiety and stress, manage those feelings and release them through breath and movement. Our course is one of breadth and depth: always adapted to the individuals in the room and covering psychology, neuroplasticity, the nervous system, postures for studying, tips for sleeping, breathing exercises and practical stress management and postures to challenge and restore.
In 2018 we will be working with the students at Eden College, Macquarie Fields, supporting 13-15 years olds with depression, anxiety, ADHD and autism.
Our programs at Merrylands were proudly supported by Real Active who donate proceeds from their sales and fundraising activities to support the mental health of young people. Thanks Real Active team!