Swish Start - How basketball can start a conversation and promote positive mental health
Swish Start, a program to teach young people about mental health issues through basketball created by Junee's Aiden Harrison, has made its debut on the national stage.
Swish Start was chosen to be featured in the Propeller Project, which is a collaboration between the Foundation for Young Australians and electronics manufacturer Samsung.
Originally launched in 2012, Swish Start was a partnership between Aiden and local health services providing expert support to the program. Inspired by another idea of tying basketball together with a community cause, Aiden designed the program to address youth depression and anxiety after seeing a friend struggle with mental health issues.