Property group Sandhurst Retail & Logistics (SRL) is supporting The Reach Foundation, a national charity delivering transformative experiences to young people, as part of its commitment to support growing communities and invest in mental health.

The Reach Foundation will deliver workshops at SRL’s Botanic Ridge Village and Wollert Neighbourhood Centre over a period of four years, providing long-term support to the wellbeing of the communities, and connecting parents and young people to themselves and others. The Botanic Ridge and Wollert communities will also have access to a series of resources provided by Reach, to help parents better engage and understand their young people.

SRL managing director and CEO, Vivek Subramanian says this support is a critical part of SRL’s mission to provide impactful visitation purposes beyond essential shopping.

“We are focused on contributing to the health and wellbeing of the communities in which we operate. Our hope is that our support for The Reach Foundation will add a lot of value to families in these growing communities, both now and for future generations,” he said.

“Collaborating with The Reach Foundation to host these workshops will also provide opportunities for meaningful community connection, as well as access to services that may not typically be available in new neighbourhoods.”

In addition, The Reach Foundation will run four school workshops a year in the Wollert (City of Whittlesea) and Cranbourne (City of Casey) areas with the support of SRL.

The workshops commence with a free Youth Resilience Workshop at Botanic Ridge Village’s Town Square on Wednesday 29 March to equip parents with the tools to navigate the teenage years, facilitated by The Reach Foundation’s CEO, Fergus Watts, and Crew Facilitator, Josh Robinson.

“The Reach Foundation is proud to be partnering with SRL to reach growing communities via their retail hubs,” Watts said.

“Navigating adolescence and raising teenagers can be a very tough time for parents and young people. SRL is investing in the long-term well-being of the Botanic Ridge and Wollert communities, and with Reach we can make a lasting positive impact on these communities,“ he said.