OnenIneFive seeks to empower Indiana youth with lived mental health experience with exposure to and practice with careers in mental health and improve outcomes for the 20% of youth most impacted by the lack of affordable mental health care.
The “Building Youth Supporters Through Training” program, a partnership between OneInFive and the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, will allow up to eight Indianapolis-area youth with lived mental health experience exposure to and practice with careers in mental health.
This program will establish a paid practicum for youth while they gain experience as a peer supporter, towards the end of certification as peer mental health recovery specialists. Youth in the paid practicum will provide support to their peers within the school district, share experiences with supervising educators and solve real-time challenges, and be a part of a cohort of other students in the program.
“Students in OneInFive not only work with younger students, but also make informational videos regarding mental health that are shown in classrooms. OneInFive has helped students gain confidence while having fun! OneInFive has been a great asset to our school.” ~School social worker, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
Learn more about OneInFive and the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township.