Aboriginal Style Dot Painting

Deadly Thinking



Deadly Thinking Youth is all about giving you the tools to help you handle the pressures we all face in our lives.

Designed for ages 12 – 20 years old, in our culturally tailored workshop we yarn about a whole lot of stuff affecting young people, including:

  • The importance of yarning with family and friends

  • How to deal with your own worries

  • Dealing with today’s social and emotional wellbeing challenges that can affect you, your family, and your community

  • Improving your awareness and understanding of what causes depression, anxiety and suicide

  • Understanding how changes in your life might stress you out

  • Problems like drugs, alcohol and bullying worries

  • Connecting with your culture and country as a way of staying strong

Each session includes Deadly Thinking videos that discuss different aspects of social and emotional wellbeing.

Topics covered include: yarning, bullying, managing stress, sleep, bad experiences, self harm, suicide, racism & discrimination, risks to wellbeing, staying strong, handling worries, symptoms of anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol misuse, suicide risk, pathways to help and connection to culture and country.


Our Deadly Thinking Instructors


AJ Williams-Tchen


Ash Tchen