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On Fire is a peer support program that gives young people whose parents or siblings have mental illness opportunities to learn and grow.
The program cultivates greater hope, resilience and wellbeing in young people aged 8-17 years whose lives are affected by mental illness.
On offer are two main program activities:
Regular fun days occur throughout the year, offering participants the chance to meet new friends in similar family situations, have fun, and have a break.
Two day camps are run twice a year, combining fun activities, peer support, mental health and wellbeing groups, life skills and respite.
The On Fire community comprises of paid workers, volunteers, the local community and most importantly the participants. We encourage all participants to
have a say in the activities of the group, to ensure relevant activities are undertaken and ownership of the program rests with not only the workers, but
with the participants and volunteers.
On Fire can be accessed through referrals from schools and health services or families can self-refer. Fire (One Door's Young Carer program) is funded by the Department of Social Services.