Life Happens

A new game ‘Life Happens’ that aims to explore relationships, sexuality and sexual health and get young people talking, is now available to order.

‘Life Happens’ costs $88.00 each, including postage to Australian destinations & 10% GST for Australian customers.

‘Life Happens’ uses a life-size human body template and a series of scenarios and challenges to guide its characters through a relationship or navigate a sexual health issue. The characters are not assigned a gender, it is up to the participants to decide which gender they want the character to be.

Check out the ‘Life Happens’ Life Cards designed by UOW’s third-year graphic design students(attached). Participants are able to discuss the risks and issues and pose hypothetical questions without feeling as if their own vulnerabilities are being laid bare.

Created by Associate Professor Kate Senior, from University of Wollongong’s School of Health and Society, in collaboration with the HARP Unit,  ‘Life Happens’ is a unique, interactive way of helping young people aged 15 to 25 to break down the barriers often associated with life happening.

If you would like to secure a game(s) please fill out the attached order form and return to:


Position Vacant | Community Engagement Officer

4 days per week (flexible days)

headspace Nowra

Applications Close September 25, 2016

  • Fixed term contract to June 2018 with possibility of extension

headspace Nowra is an established youth health service in the Shoalhaven Region focused on providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.

The position will be responsible for coordinating community awareness activities in the region. With a focus on promoting early help seeking, the Community Engagement Officer will ensure that accessible information is provided to young people, their families and the local community.

The ideal candidate will have relevant tertiary qualifications; the ability to implement, coordinate and report on programs; the ability to engage with communities using innovation and creativity; strong communication skills; and be keen to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.

We offer a supportive, flexible and friendly work environment, excellent professional development opportunities and competitive remuneration with fantastic salary packaging benefits.

How to apply: Download the position description and selection criteria here ( which must be addressed and sent to To find out more information, contact the headspace Nowra Service Manager Kathryn Baudinette on ph: 4421 5388.

Successful applicants will be appointed subject to a national criminal record check, a Working with Children Check and checks with work related referees

National Youth Survey


Youth Action and ARACY have launched a National Youth Survey of Australian young people so we can show decision makers that young people’s issues have to be addressed in the upcoming Federal Election.

Share the survey with your networks:

Do you work directly with young people aged 12-25?

We need you to sit down with young people in your service and assist them in filling out this survey online so they can be represented! The more young people fill in the survey, the stronger stories we will have to tell.

Take the survey now

Commonwealth Bank Community Grant Scheme

Applications for the Commonwealth Bank Community Grant scheme for 2016 open today, 29th February 2016.

This year we will be awarding $2 million in grants of up to $10,000 each to youth-focused charities nationally, as well as continuing the Bank’s ongoing support of Midnight Basketball and Clown Doctors.

With a mission to support the health and wellbeing of Australian youth, the CBA Staff Community Fund commenced in 1917 and is Australia’s largest workplace giving program, with more than 13,000 staff donating each fortnightly pay.

Applications close at 5pm 28th March 2016.

You may care to share this email with Community Groups which you consider would benefit from a grant.

Further information and registration details can be found at:

You may like to also review some of the past winners’ applications which can be found at :

We suggest that applicants:

  • keep the application impactful, in terms of getting across the concept of the program for which support is sought;
  • comment on the ongoing sustainability of the program beyond the initial funding; and
  • provide some comment what greater benefit the broader community would receive.