Townsville Youth Forum

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Brothers Leagues Club Townsville

14 Golf Links Drive

Kirwan, QLD 4817

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Queensland Youth Services Youth Forum Monday 17th June 2019 Brothers Leagues Club Townsville.

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Queensland Youth Services (QYS) has been servicing the Youth in our Community since 1978. We operate on the principle that all youth have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, to be assisted without judgement or discrimination, and have access to physical and emotional safety. QYS staff are committed to social justice, cultural diversity, equity, and accountability.

QYS is also dedicated in supporting the local community in the areas of mental health and wellbeing, for this reason the Youth Forum this year will provide an opportunity to increase understanding of youth mental health and how we, as a community, can support young people who struggle with mental illness.

QYS is honoured to have Joe Williams as our Key Note Speaker. Joe is a proud Wiradjuri, 1st Nations Aboriginal man born in Cowra, raised in Wagga NSW, Australia. Joe played in the NRL for Sth Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs before switching to professional boxing in 2009. Joe is a 2 x WBF World Jnr Welterweight champion and recently won the WBC Asia Continental Title.

Although forging a successful professional sporting career, Joe battled the majority of his life with suicidal ideation and Bi Polar Disorder. After a suicide attempt in 2012, Joe felt his purpose was to help people who struggle with mental illness. Joe is also an author having contributed to the book Transformation; Turning Tragedy Into Triumph and his own autobiography titled Defying The Enemy Within.

Tickets also include morning tea and a light lunch.

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Brothers Leagues Club Townsville

14 Golf Links Drive

Kirwan, QLD 4817

Australia

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