- Hosted 'Canberra, Let's Talk', an ACT Election Workshop for Young People
- Hosted a Youth Worker Practice Network member session on supporting young people bereaved by suicide
- Attended the ACTCOSS Conference and presented in the session on 'Amplifying the Voices of Children and Young People'
- Attended ACT Shelter's Homelessness Prevention Week Forum
- Hosted the Comorbidity Bus Tour C
- Met with Volunteering ACT
- Met with the ACT Gambling & Racing Commission to discuss progress of the Young People & Gambling Project
News from the Youth Coalition
The Youth Coalition of the ACT is hosting a forum for youth workers, ahead of the ACT election. The forum will be held next Thursday 18 August, from 9:30 - 11:30am.
"Young people who face severe mental illness will have better access to bolstered support services under new treatment models set to be trialled in Canberra. Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley announced the ACT's Capital Health Network would be one of ten primary health networks across the country to trial innovative approaches in mental health services..."
The next Youth Worker Practice Network session will be held this coming Tuesday 2 August, from 9:30 - 11:30am. This session will be facilitated by Sam Gill, coordinator of the Canberra StandBy Response Service. This is a suicide postvention service which support people who have lost a loved one to suicide. Sam will be sharing practical tips on how you can support a young person bereaved by suicide. She is also happy to answer any questions you have.
All frontline youth workers are invited to join us.
Ahead of the ACT Election, the Youth Coalition, in partnership with member agencies, is holding a workshop with young people to discuss and unpack issues on interest and concern to young people in the ACT. Topics of discussion will include: education, mental health, housing and homelessness, LGBTIQ+, employment, arts and recreation, the environmnent, healthy relationships and transport.
Please promote this event to any young people aged 15 - 25 who might like to come along and share their ideas.
- Hosted a Youth Worker Practice Network member session
- Attended the ACTCOSS policy forum
- Met with coordinator of the Saver Plus program from Smith Family
- Interviewed a participant for the Young People and Gambling Project
- Meeting with MIEACT for Young People and Gambling Project
- Meeting with CITSA staff for Young People and Gambling Project
Registrations are now open for Comorbidity Bus Tour C on Wednesday 10 August 2016. If you are interested in attending the tour, please register online here.
The Comorbidity Bus Tour visits a variety of services in the ACT from the alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD), mental health (MH) and youth sectors. The aim of the bus tour is to increase the capacity of frontline workers to support people experiencing co-occurring ATOD and MH issues (comorbidity).
The August - September 2016 Training and Professional Development Calendar is now available to download.
The Training and Professional Development Calendar is produced bi-monthly by the Youth Coalition of the ACT in partnership with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) and the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT. The Training Calendar provides training and professional development opportunities for workers in the youth, alcohol, tobacco and other drug, mental health, family support and community sectors.
- Attended a meeting of the Joint Community Government Reference Group
- Met with representatives from the Education Directorate, Catholic Education Office, and Independent Schools Association to continue planning for the 'Ask Us: Student Voice in the ACT' Forum
- Launched the Youth Coalition 2016 Member & Stakeholder Survey
- Hosted a CIT Community Development Student Placement
- Continued supporting three CIT Diploma Youth Work student placements
- Met with CIT Student Support to discuss the Gambling & Young People Project
The next Youth Worker Practice Network session will be held this coming Thursday 21 July, from 9:30 - 11:30am. Glenn Flanagan from Companion House will be leading a discussion on how best to support young people from a refugee background.
All frontline youth workers are invited to participate in this session. See attached flyer for more information.