Raigan Howard has spent 10 years as a professional youth worker in the Geelong region, specialising in high challenge activities and leadership development. After working for the City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Unit and partnering with many local schools, Raigan is a fully qualified personal trainer and launched Hello Hurricane with a passion to see young people empowered through effective development approaches. He is in the Army Reserve and recently returned from operation COVID19 Assist in Melbourne CBD and also operation BUSHFIRE Assist in January this year. He is married with 2 children, and resides in Geelong.

(0.56) How did you get to be in the field you work in today?

(2.39) What does the business “Hello Hurricane” entail?

(4.00) How the program differs to existing social work methods

(5.43) How physical activity increases a young persons cability

(8.25) Are some forms of physical activity that are more beneficial to mental health than others?

(11.12) Biggest areas of difficulty young people are currently facing

(15.00) Skillsets required for young people

(18.30) Barriers for young men who want to seek help

(21.59) Signs of depression in young men

(24.45) Changes which occur throughout the program

(30.00) Tips on supporting teens through their years

(34.16) Challenges of running a not for profit business

(39.16) Next steps for the program

(41.15) Where to find more on the programs

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