Hundreds of year 8 students from secondary schools across the Macedon Ranges came together last week to focus on youth mental health.

The teenagers launched the 2018 edition of Macedon Ranges council’s Life4Life program, which is aimed at increasing understanding, reducing stigma and improving mental health knowledge in the Macedon Ranges.

Students from Braemar College, Gisborne Secondary College, Kyneton Secondary College, Sacred Heart College and Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School (Bullengarook campus) will continue to learn about mental health throughout the 2018 school year.

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