The Home Stretch Campaign

Young people in out of home care have a right to care, love and support after they turn 18.

The Home Stretch campaign is doing their bit to get our state government to increase the leaving care age to 21. We know it needs to happen sooner rather than later! Pledge your support at thehomestretch.org.au.

Be You

Be You is an evidence based national framework to empower every Australian educator. It has been designed with educators, for educators.

“Be you aims to transform Australia’s approach to supporting children’s and young people’s mental health in early learning services and schools.

Be you promotes mental health and wellbeing from the early years to 18, and offers future and current educators and learning communities evidence-based online professional learning, complemented by a range of tools and resources to turn learning into action.”

Get on board at beyou.edu.au

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

Hunter Community Legal Centre-Hunter Youth Law Service

The Hunter Community Legal Centre will be providing legal advice and assistance for non-criminal matters i.e. Civil and Family law, at Hunter Valley Children’s Courts in 2019.  A civil lawyer will attend court on Children’s list day to talk to young people (up to 24 years) about their civil and family law problems.

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.

To Register 

 

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Interagency Meetings

These meetings are open for any interested parties

2017 Maitland Youth Interagency Meetings

See the calendar here, and for information on this meeting click here

2017 Dungog Shire Youth Interagency Meetings

See the calendar here, and for more information on this meeting click here

2017 Maitland Networking Lunches

These Lunches are a partnership between the Maitland Youth Interagency & the Maitland General Interagency, and are open for any youth or community worker, group, volunteer, organisation or community member. See the calendar here.

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Actions Planning & Partnerships

Maitland Youth Partnerships & Planning Session

The Maitland Annual Planning Session is a fun, interactive day held each year. This is a chance to have your say about local young people & youth services and discuss issues of relevance or concern. Partnerships are developed during this day and plans put in place to ensure that young people in Maitland are receiving the best service.

Please SAVE THE DATE: Maitland High School, Friday 3 March 2017, 09:30am-1:30pm

See the flyer here, register for free here

According to participants, last year’s event “Increased collaboration with other services in delivering groups, knowledge of referral pathways” and ” It will help to directly influence the planning for our team around how we work with and support local young people in Maitland”

Dungog Youth Partnerships & Planning Session

The Dungog Shire Annual Planning Session is a fun, interactive day held each year. This is a chance to have your say about local young people & youth services and discuss issues of relevance or concern. Partnerships are developed during this day and plans put in place to ensure that young people in Dungog are receiving the best service.

Please SAVE THE DATE: Paterson School of Arts, Wednesday 22 February 2017, 10:00am-1:30pm

See the flyer here, and register for free here.

According to participants, last year’s event provided “opportunities to collaborate and work together with other services to assist them in service delivery”

Online Youth Sector Survey

To enhance service delivery to young people in Maitland & Dungog, I am committed to regularly consulting with others about what they see in their roles.

I feel that you are in a well-placed position to share knowledge and advice about the local needs and priorities for young people & youth sector workers in Maitland/Dungog.

The results of the survey will be shared with you in a fun infographic, so you can gain an understanding of what’s going on for local young people and youth sector workers. Some of the information will be used to inform future training, meetings and opportunities for you in your role.

All questions are anonymous and optional, feel free to include as much or as little information as you would like.

The deadline for this survey is Friday 17 February 2017. Although this sounds like a little while off, why not just take some time now?

Do you cover the Maitland LGA? Complete the Maitland survey

Do you cover the Dungog Shire? Complete the Dungog survey

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Maitland Service Directories

Maitland Community Directory: http://community.maitland.nsw.gov.au/BrowseProfile.aspx?mi=20

The Lifeline Service Finder: https://lifeline.serviceseeker.com.au/

Octapod: http://octapod.org/

Maitland City Library – What’s On: http://www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/library/events

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) – What’s On: http://mrag.org.au/whats-on/

My Maitland – What’s On: http://www.mymaitland.com.au/whats-on/

Dont forget to also check out the RYDON/HSNet Service Directory on the homepage of this website.

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