Responding to Adolescent Distress

Equi Youth is offering a limited number of workshops for school staff from June through to November in Broadmeadow. The four-hour workshop is evidence-based and will provide participants with the tools and strategies to engage a young person and collaboratively develop a plan for responding to distress.

The training is appropriate for both primary and secondary staff. While all staff would benefit, it is most useful for staff in executive, leadership and wellbeing roles who regularly work with highly distressed or emotionally dysregulated young people.

Cost is $150, registration is via Eventbrite:

Create – Have Your Say

Yarn Traineeships

Free training to help get your Learner’s Licence

*Free training to help get your Learner’s Licence*

Yamuloong (71 Prospect Rd, Garden Suburb) 19/02/19 9.30 am – 2.00 pm
Yamuloong 20/02/19 9.30 am – 2.00 pm
Warners Bay Service NSW Centre (Driver Knowledge Test) 21/02/19 From 9.30 am


  • The training is designed to help participant’s prepare to do the Driver Knowledge Test.
  • Morning tea and lunch is provided at Yamuloong
  • Participant’s that complete the training are exempt from paying the Driver Knowledge Test Fee, and
  • the program pays for their Licence Fee once they have passed the test.


To register or for more enquiries please call Warwick Thompson on mobile: 0412 429 993 or email

Figuratively Speaking: Disclosure & Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence

UoN are seeking women over the age of 18, with lived experience of intimate
partner violence, to participate in research project that includes a clay sculpture
workshop and an exhibition.

If you would like to register for this workshop or would like more information about
this study, please email Michelle Wellham ( or
the research supervisor Dr Helena Bezzina, via the details at the top of this flyer.
The workshop is to be held at Hunter Women’s Centre, Mayfield in February,
2019. Registration and consent will be required prior to attending. Participants will
be asked to complete written feedback before and after workshop participation.

Be You Info Session

Quick reminder that a one-hour Be You Information Session will be held next week on Tuesday 19 February.


Be You is a major new Beyond Blue initiative designed to address mental health in schools and early learning services. Developed by Beyond Blue in partnership with delivery partners Early Childhood Australia and headspace, Be You is available for free to all early learning services, primary and secondary schools in Australia.


Registrations via Eventbrite

Upcoming Events

Tough Conversations in Child Protection

Comprehensive one-day professional training for family support staff & case workers.
Tough Conversations in Child Protection is a one-day course for child protection professionals and family workers to help them to hold the often-challenging conversations with parents in child protection.

March 4, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Sydney. To register.

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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Upcoming Meetings


Newcastle Youth Interagency –NYI

Tri Monthly-Thursdays 10am

  • 25th May- Venue To Be Announced
  • 24th August- Venue To Be Announced
  • 23rd November- Venue To Be Announced

Combined Youth Interagency – CYI

  • 16th March- FACS Office Charlestown
  • 28th September- FACS Office Charlestown

Upcoming Youth Health Forums

  • Wednesday, 23 August 2017 – Young people and ICE (and other drugs)
  • Wednesday, 29 November 2017 – Supporting young people through family change and conflict


2017-RYDON Youth-Interagency-PDF Calendar

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Past Meeting Minutes


Newcastle Youth Interagency (NYI) TOR, Hunter Multicultural Youth Network (HMYN) TOR, & Combined Youth Interagency (CYI), NYI 2017 Survey Summary


NYI Planning Session MINUTES Feb 2017 + Attendance


Minutes HMYN + Attendance 14.2.17


Newcastle Youth Interagency (NYI), Newcastle Hunter Homelessness Interagency Newtork (NHHIN) & Combined Youth Interagency (CYI), Youth Sector Survey 2016

NYI Minutes Feb 2016 + Attendance 

NYI Minutes May 2016 +  Attendance 

NYI Minutes August 2016 + Attendance 

NYI Minutes November 2016 + Attendance

CYI March Minutes Attendance 

CYI Sept Minutes + Attendance

NHHIN Feb Minutes 2016 + Attendance

APPROVED Terms of reference-NHHIN

NHHIN APRIL Minutes 2016 + Attendance  

DRAFT 2016-17 Terms of reference-NHHIN


Newcastle Youth Interagency (NYI), Newcastle Hunter Homelessness Interagency Newtork (NHHIN) & Combined Youth Interagency (CYI), Youth Sector Survey 2015

NYI Sector Survey 2015

NYI Minutes Feb 2015

NYI Minutes May 2015 + Attendance 

NYI Minutes August 2015 +Attendance  

CYI Minutes 7.05.15 Attendance

CYI Minutes 17.9.15 + Attendance 

NHHIN April 2015 + Attendance

NHHIN May 2015  + Attendance 

 NHHIN July 2015 + Attendance

NHHIN Sept 2015  + Attendance

NHHIN Nov 2015  + Attendance 


Newcastle Youth Interagency (NYI), Combined Youth Interagency (CYI), Youth Accommodation Network (YAN)

NYI Feb 2014

NYI May 2014

NYI  August 2014

NYI November 2014

YAN  Jan 2014

YAN  July 2014

YAN  Oct 2014

CYI March 2014

CYI June 2014

CYI  Sept 2014

NYI November 2013
NYI Minutes August 2013

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