Connecting through nature
Published: 9 December 2021
Listen to Jacko's story as he talks about his mental health challenges and how he learnt to accept his emotions and thrive.
Introducing Jacko's story
Jacko's story highlights the importance of rangatahi / young people getting support with their mental health. From a young age Jacko had mental health challenges.
Without enough support in place, or people looking out for Jacko, he struggled to learn how to manage his mental health challenges.
How to help someone going through a similar experience
If someone you know is going through what Jacko experience you can help.
Reflecting on Jacko's story
Growing up Jacko didn't feel listened to or understood. Having people on his side that were able to accept what he was going through as real helped him to accept and come to terms with his own emotions.
What have you learned listening to Jacko's story?