Young People

Beacuse you care

We developed the free Because You Care online leaning module for foster carers, as there are very few specific resources for carers around sexual health and relationships available.

But!!

The online learning module content is still relevant to a much wider audience such as youth workers, community services, teachers, & parents or anyone connected with young people & interested in sexual health, relationships or trauma informed practice.

You can access the training in the following places:

https://pro.playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au/training/

https://www.myforeverfamily.org.au/events

If you think of someone who may find the training useful please share this email.

If you would like any further information please contact

Naomi.Viret@health.nsw.gov.au or Jason.VanRitten@health.nsw.gov.au



Young People

Outdoor Leadership Trainee Program

Land’s Edge Foundation is a local not-for-profit outdoor education provider and we have recently opened applications for our 2022 Certificate III Outdoor Leadership Trainee Program, beginning late March.   

We would love the opportunity to engage some of the young people of the area through your services.

Please note, although our external promotion states that the traineeship is open to persons 18 years & older, we have had fantastic success in the past when taking on school leavers aged 17. 


Young People and Diversity

Agent C program – Workshops tackling fake news, misinformation and conspiracy theories

Three worksops have been put together for delivery online (via Zoom) throughout April and May for young people aged 14-21, examining the rise of racist/hateful fake news, misinformation and conspiracy theories and how that intersects with things like power and privilege.

The workshops will provide young people with the skills and tools to be able to identify fake news and conspiracy theories and enable them to have conversations with their peers and take meaningful action.

As well as gaining important and relevant skills young people will also receive a $60 Westfields voucher for attending the workshops.

This project is funded by Multicultural NSW and led by All Together Now in partnership with Headspace Camperdown.

Workshops are open to young people throughout all of NSW. 


Sexual Health

Registrations are now open for Tuesday 1st March 2022

10.00am for 2.5 hours with a ten minute break.

A free webinar designed for people who work with young people. Sticky Stuff aims to increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all participants around the area of sexual health by providing workers with tools, valuable tips and activities to support young people.

Sticky Stuff is a collaboration between Yfoundations, NSW Health’s STI Programs Unit and

NSW Health Promotion. Sticky Stuff is delivered by Megan Hall online & to 30 locations across NSW annually.

*Megan is driven to provide holistic health information and practical solutions to ensure that participants feel prepared and comfortable to open up the conversation of sexual health with young people. Megan comes from a nursing background, having spent 3 years working in the area of sexual health. Before this, she worked with children and young people in many different capacities, as an Indigenous Group Training Consultant, a Boarding Supervisor at a Residential college and an Outdoor Education Instructor. Regardless of her role, Megan has always been passionate about empowering individuals to challenge themselves.

Young People

NSW Youth Advisory Council 2022 – Applications Now Open

Applications are open for the 2022 NSW Youth Advisory Council. Children and young people between 12-24 years of age living in NSW are encouraged to apply. Council members are sought from diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences. The 12 member YAC advises the NSW Government on subjects relevant to young people across the state. Applications close 13 March, 2022.

More information on the NSW Youth Advisory Council as well as application forms are available here www.acyp.nsw.gov.au


COVID and Young People

Youth voices, COVID-19 video competition for high school students 

This is a particularly challenging time for our communities including children and young people. Children and young people are more connected to media/social media than any other age group and often find it hard to make sense of all the COVID-19 messages that they’re exposed to.

The Prevention Education and Research Unit (PERU) in partnership with the School of Population Health, UNSW are running the Youth Voices COVID-19 Video Competition for high school students in Western Sydney.

The competition was launched Monday August 23rd and is closing 5.00pm Friday 17th September (please see flyer at bottom of this email for easy sharable details) 

This competition was developed after conversations with schools about the difficulty in running external workshops for students during lockdown, and the need for innovative strategies to both disseminate COVID-19 health and wellbeing information, and encourage student engagement, leadership and voice.

Students are invited to submit a short video addressing one of three topic areas:

1. COVID-19 Vaccinations: encouraging people to protect themselves

2. Looking after your wellbeing during the pandemic

3. Tackling COVID-19 misinformation and myths

Click the link below for all competition details: https://sites.google.com/education.nsw.gov.au

The competition is key to ensuring that adolescents are supported, acknowledged and empowered to have a voice in this pandemic. This is a challenging time for our community and it is important that we support young people. I encourage you to share this opportunity with the young people in your networks, so that they will have an opportunity participate.

Thank you for supporting this initiative and for empowering young people to lead the charge in protecting themselves and their communities throughout this pandemic.


Young People

The Illawarra Centre for Enablement (ICfE) Youth Council have decided to focus on youth experiences of COVID-19, and to explore what the issues of concern are to youth in the Illawarra, aged 18-26 years old, they have created an online survey. 

The survey includes questions on a range of issues including COVID-19 vaccination; impacts on mental health and well-being, and personal and community concerns. The survey seeks to gain engagement from youth from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, youth with disabilities; multicultural youth and youth who identify as LGBTIQ.

They intend to publish their findings and recommendations in a Report which will be released online and distributed to relevant organisations.

Can I please ask if you can assist by sharing the Youth Council Survey link to youth in the Illawarra and any youth organisations you know.  I am also attaching a flyer. 

Information about the Survey and the link to it is at: http://illawarracfe.com/youth-council/youth-survey/

More information about the Youth Council is at http://illawarracfe.com/youth-council/icfe-youth-council/


Young People

Mental Health and Education Forum

This Wednesday, 25 August at 4:00pm ACYP together with Multicultural NSW are hosting an online forum for young people where they can listen to NSW Government leaders answer COVID related questions from young people, with focus on Mental Health and Education

This forum will feature:

  • The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women;
  • The Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning; and
  • Ms Deb Summerhayes, Executive Director, School Performance, Department of Education.

This is a challenging time for our community and it is important that we support young people. This forum aims to equip young people with accurate knowledge to assist them in navigating current Public Health Orders.

Registration link for young people:

https://www.acyp.nsw.gov.au/covid-forum-25aug

Thank you for supporting this initiative and for empowering young people to lead the charge in protecting themselves and their communities throughout this pandemic.