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Citadel-MAGNUS inks partnership agreement with Youth Focus

Written by Emma Lewis

July 11, 2019

Leading Australian corporate and financial communication firm, Citadel-MAGNUS, has signed a two-year partnership agreement with Youth Focus, a for-purpose organisation that delivers innovative and accessible mental health services to young Australians aged 12 to 25.

The agreement formalises a commitment from Citadel-MAGNUS to provide Youth Focus with a range of communication services under a pro-bono or ‘favourable terms’ partnership. The scope of services anticipated under the agreement include media relations, general communication counsel, issues management and executive media training.

The agreement extends Citadel-MAGNUS’ support for organisations operating in the mental health sector in Australia to almost 10 years.

Over that time, the firm has provided services, fundraising and event sponsorship to Beyond Blue, The Black Dog Institute and Youth Focus, including sponsoring a team for the past five years in the Hawaiian Ride for Youth in Western Australia.

John Gardner, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Citadel-MAGNUS, said: “We’re delighted to partner with an organisation so passionate about supporting the next generation of young Australians through the provision of vital mental health services, delivered by a team of highly trained and skilled psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists.”

Youth Focus Chief Executive Officer, Arthur Papakotsias, welcomed the partnership, saying agreements like these are instrumental in helping the organisation raise awareness of its innovative and accessible youth mental health services.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Citadel-MAGNUS team for their support,” Mr Papakotsias said. “Without corporate partners like Citadel-MAGNUS, Youth Focus would not be able to support as many young people through its free counselling services and mental health programs.”

About Youth Focus


Youth Focus is a leading for-purpose organisation that delivers a range of mental health programs and services across Western Australia to help at-risk young people aged 12 to 25 lead full and healthy lives. It operates with a team of highly skilled psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists to provide a range of early intervention and prevention services free of charge to reduce symptoms associated with suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm, build long-term mental well-being and help young people reach their full potential.

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