Joel Pilgrim: Using surfing to remove the mental health stigma
We chat to Joel Pilgrim about mental health and surfing.
When you picture a volunteer, someone who gives their time to help others, who do you imagine?
For many of us, the stereotypical volunteer is an older member of the community, but did you know that almost half of millennials give up their time to support a cause that they care about?
So, we partnered with nib foundation to speak to three local young people who give up their time to help others. Here are their stories.
We first met Chelsea in 2016 when nib foundation provided funding for Tantrum Youth Arts’ Opening Doors production. This theatre-in-education experience reached 2,000 young people across the Central Coast and Hunter region with a show that aimed to inform and empower young people with accurate legal information on issues including domestic violence and sexting through live performance.
James has been part of nib for almost a year now and since he began working for the business has been an advocate and mentor to other young people in the community.
Hannah’s passion for nutrition came to our attention earlier this year when nib foundation provided the Hunter Medical Research Institute with a grant for the Nutrition Connect telehealth project.
She is also working on an app which uses augmented reality to guide pregnant women on reading and understanding food labels – helping them achieve a healthy diet for both them and their baby.