Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adolescent and Youth Health and Wellbeing 2018 Report

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent and youth health and wellbeing 2018 report provides comprehensive data on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people aged 10–24.

Information on health and wellbeing outcomes, health determinants, risk factors, and health and welfare service use for Indigenous youth are included. Data are disaggregated by age group, sex, state and territory and remoteness areas, as well as trend information. The report also examines differences between young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people on key health and wellbeing measures. Follow the link to read the report

Our Local Website

Our Local is a website co-designed with children and young people to help them find things to do, and support when they need it. The website is a directory of local opportunities, activities, services and events that are relevant for children and young people under the age of 24 in NSW.

Follow the link for more information.

My Community Project Funding Program

My Community Project is a new NSW Government funding program opening soon.

My Community Project will enable individuals to put forward ideas for projects in their area, and a public vote will show which projects have the most community support to receive funding. Successful projects will receive funding between $20,000 and $200,000.

Project applications open on 2 April 2019, closing on 15 May 2019. Follow the link for more information

Harmony Week – 17-23 March 2019

This year Harmony Day will be renamed Harmony week to recognise diversity and inclusion activities that take place during the entire week.

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background.  It is time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.

Find out more about  Harmony Week events near you here>

Website: Our Local

The NSW Government in consultation with young people have launched the Our Local website.

Our Local is a directory website co-designed with children and young people under the age of 24 in NSW to help them find local and state-wide opportunities, services and events.

Key benefits of our local include

  • Our Local is free for you to promote your opportunities, activities, services and events to children and young people.
  • Our Local will be promoted locally and across NSW with many cross-promotional benefits and synergies of having information in one place.
  • Our Local is a NSW Government initiative designed to meet the diverse expressed needs of children and young people across NSW.

Visit the Our Local website here>

Youth Week 2019 Design Competition

Youth Week 2019 Design Competition
Entries are now open for the NSW Youth Week 2019 Design Competition.

Have you always wanted to wear your own creative design on your clothing?
Do you care about young people having their voices heard?

Enter the NSW Youth Week 2019 Design Competition for an opportunity to have your design printed on shoe slides.

To celebrate Youth Week, the Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) is inviting young people between 12 and 24 years of age in NSW to enter.

One winning design will be selected and printed on shoe slides. The winner will be presented with an award and they will receive shoe slides for themself, their family and friends at the NSW Youth Week Forum at NSW Parliament House on Monday 8 April 2019. All you need to do is download the template, create your design and submit your application form.

Your design can be a drawing, painting, photograph or digital illustration. It’s not about being a good artist, it’s about showing us what inspires you.

Youth Week is a time for young people to celebrate and participate in a variety of activities organised by young people for young people. This year, Youth Week runs from 10-18 April. The theme for 2019 is: Coming together to Connect, Share, Speak Out, and Celebrate.

Selected entries will be showcased on the official Youth Week website and will feature in ACYP’s upcoming events.

Entries close Sunday 17 March 2019.

Click here for the NSW Youth Week 2019 Design Competition media kit
https://www.acyp.nsw.gov.au/youth-week-2019-design-competition-media-kit

Upcoming Events

FREE: “What about me”: Self-care for those who care for others

Video conference – John Hunter Hospital
“What about me?” Self-care for those who care for others
Cost: Free of Charge
John Hunter Hospital Large Lecture Theatre Rm 6065
Agenda attached, to RSVP contact kylie.carter@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

YHF 27 March 2019 final program VC sites (003)

 

 

Developing Brain-Translating Neuroscience into Practice

This is an invaluable workshop for professionals working with children, young people and families looking to reinvigorate their practice and enhance their understanding of clients’ needs. Full of “aha!” moments, Nathan explores fascinating discoveries in neuroscience, explains them in plain English and provides guidance on how to put this knowledge to practical use in the classroom, therapy room and home, with recommendations backed by evidence from neuroscience for optimum social and emotional well-being.

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Upcoming Meetings

2014 – Central Coast Interagency Youth Interagency Meetings

Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday 6 May 9:30 – 11:30am
Venue: The Hill Youth Centre, 98 Mitchell Drive, Kariong

Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday 3 June 9:30 – 11:30am
Venue: Oasis Youth Centre, 15 Hely St, Wyong

Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday 1 July 9:30 – 11:30am
Venue: The Hill Youth Centre, 98 Mitchell Drive, Kariong

Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday 5 August 9:30 – 11:30am
Venue: Oasis Youth Centre, 15 Hely St, Wyong

Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday 2 September 9:30 – 11:30am
Venue: The Hill Youth Centre, 98 Mitchell Drive, Kariong

Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday 7 October 9:30 – 11:30am
Venue: Oasis Youth Centre, 15 Hely St, Wyong

Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday 4 November 9:30 – 11:30am
Venue: The Hill Youth Centre, 98 Mitchell Drive, Kariong

Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday 2 December 9:30 – 11:30am
Venue: Oasis Youth Centre, 15 Hely St, Wyong

CCYI Resources

Don’t forget to bring your issue/question/concern to the ‘marketplace’ for small group discussions at CCYI meetings!

Instructions here:  Open Space Instructions

 

For a list of groups that Central Coast Youth Support services could run in your school, click here: CCYI Groups – final. Current as at February 2014.

 

For a list of Central Coast Youth Support Services, click here :CCYI Support Services for High Schools Directory. Current as at October 2013.

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