KYDS Youth Development Service

KYDS provided free and accessible mental health services to over 230 young people from the age of 12 up to their 19th Birthday and their families. The service provided 2694 individual and family sessions with a trained mental health clinician specialising in adolescent mental health. The presenting problems included family conflict, depression, anxiety, as well as self-harm and threats of suicide. – KYDS provided four 16 week mental health group programs to 40 young people in the Lindfield and Hornsby area. – KYDS delivered early intervention and prevention workshops in schools to over 800 young people, helping them to understand a number of areas including cyber-bullying, drug and alcohol, healthy relationships, body image, anger management and mental health. These experiential groups provide information and practical solutions whereby young people can keep themselves mentally/psychologically healthy.

Our Jane Arakawa with Helen Jarvis 


Dino Jag talks with Jane Arakawa on the Long Way Home
Thursday 6 August 2020


Sarah Tait. Natural Skin Therapies, a Willoughby Council Initiative

I am very excited to introduce you to our next Spindrifter – Sarah Tait from Wanderlightly. Sarah has a passion and incredible drive to make a difference in our world. At Wanderlightly Sarah’s purpose is to empower & inspire others to reduce their plastic footprint through education, DIY workshops & creating natural, ethical products that enhance & support our everyday lifestyle without costing the Earth. 

Sarah talks with Jane Arakawa on Thursday’s 4 to 7 PM The Long Way Home show.