The MAP Program supports young people in the Canberra region to become more resilient, connected and job-ready by coupling mental health training with career mentoring and volunteering.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on employment, with young people being disproportionately affected by job losses. This program will seek to support 100 young people who are:
- Aged 18-25
- Seeking employment
The MAP Program will do this by coupling mental health training hosted by Lifeline Canberra and Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT), with a range of job-readiness activities, including employment workshops, career mentoring with local professionals, and participation in volunteering. Program participants must complete the program by October 2021.
Through the completion of these activities, the MAP Program aims to increase the mental health literacy of participants, whilst also providing pathways to employment through volunteering.
There is no cost to participate in this program, with thanks to funding provided by the ACT Health Directorate.
The MAP Program does not place participants in paid employment and cannot guarantee paid employment during or following the completion of the program.
MAP Program activities include: