Aussie parents are urged to consider youth theatre as an after school activity this year, with recent research revealing the positive impact on mental wellbeing.

According to a new report from the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), participation in youth theatre had a positive impact on the wellbeing of 94 per cent of youth involved, helped 71 per cent build resilience to cope with challenges and resulted in 52 per cent reducing their anxiety levels.

“The mental health and wellbeing of Australian youth is a critical issue for our society, with Mission Australia estimating one in four, or 750,000 Australian youth, currently experiencing mental ill-health,” says ATYP General Manager, Amy Maiden.

– Hit Newsroom

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