of young people are diagnosed with a mental health problem this includes anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and self-loathing

The Need

Negative self-image, depression, alcohol and substance abuse, neglect, and disengagement from school are just some of the issues facing young South Australians today. Without the right support system the transition into adulthood can be difficult and many risk falling into a cycle of disadvantage and long term unemployment.

To help young people navigate these challenges, Youth Opportunities provides an intensive one-day-per-week, 10 week Personal Leadership Program.

Offered to year 10 school students in around 18 schools and organisations across metropolitan and regional South Australia, the Youth Opportunities Personal Leadership Program provides young people with a framework for thinking and practical how to strategies to take control of their circumstances.


  • Self esteem and resilience
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Goal setting
  • Confidence
  • Getting and staying motivated
  • Developing positive relationships