Getting around with GoGet: batyr
We love getting the opportunity to spend some time getting to know businesses that use GoGet in very positive ways, and our friends at batyr fit this perfectly. Helping students and young adults with mental health deal with life and school to help them coup.
So what exactly do you do and how?
We are a for-purpose organisation focusing on preventative education in the area of youth mental health. We run workshops that train young people to share their lived experience of mental ill health in a safe and effective way. We then take these speakers into schools and universities across Australia to deliver programs that aim to reduce the stigma around mental ill health and encourage young people to seek help when they need it.
What is your mission?
To deliver innovative peer-to-peer programs across Australia that engage, educate and empower young people. batyr’s programs focus on addressing issues that impact the mental health of young people, and promote resilience and help seeking behaviour.
How does GoGet help you do what you do?
GoGet helps us get to and from schools in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane to deliver our batyr@school educational programs. These programs are at the core of what we do and are essential in smashing the stigma around mental health and increasing help seeking rates. Gone are the days of a company car or batyr bus; with GoGet we can easily and conveniently access a car anytime of the day and not have to worry about on road costs and maintenance. Thanks to GoGet the stress of travel, especially when we have up to five programs in one day is alleviated, we know we can quickly book a car and get all our team members on the road and out to schools in no time!
What is the most amazing on the road experience you can talk about?
The most amazing on the road experience we can talk about is not just one experience; it’s the team bonding that goes with each and every GoGet Trip. Thanks to bluetooth (and the fact that our phones hook up to a car we’ve already used) we can crank on the tunes before we hit the road and each trip is like a mini dance party (albeit safe) to pump us up before we see a group of young people and talk about mental health. On most trips there will be at least 4 of us jumping and jiving as we talk about life and the work we do at schools across Australia, and this is the best start to a program!
What question do you wish we had asked you and what’s the answer?
Q: Why do we do what we do? A: In an average year 12 classroom in Australia, there are 30 students – 7 of them will be dealing with a significant mental health issue – only 2 of them will seek help, which leaves 5 suffering in silence.
What’s the best way to contact you?
My email address is Jenya@batyr.com.au or you can call me on the mobile: 0466276937