The Inspire Foundation is a national non-profit organisation with a mission to create opportunities for young people to change their world.
By “their world”, we mean whatever is real for them. This could be struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, wanting to do something for their local community, or simply experiencing new ways to learn and grow.
With its unique ability to connect people to information and each other, the Internet plays a key role in the delivery of Inspire’s programs. The Internet is where 85% of young people aged 14-24 are , and it’s where — after family and friends — young people turn for advice and support in difficult times.
By combining the power of technology with the face-to-face involvement of young people, Inspire delivers three national programs:
Reach Out! provides information, support and resources to improve young people’s understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, increase coping skills, and facilitate help-seeking behaviour. www.reachout.com.au
ActNow provides young people with opportunities to find out more about their world and take action on the issues they care about. www.actnow.com.au
Beanbag provides creative technology initiatives to engage disadvantaged young people and improve their technical skills, self-confidence and social connectedness.