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News from the Youth Coalition

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 13:15
  • 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

Media: ACT youth mental health services to be bolstered under trial

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 17:15
Canberra Times

"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..."

Youth Worker Practice Network Member Session - Supporting Young People Bereaved by Suicide

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 17:15

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.

Canberra, Let's Talk

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 16:00
Youth Coalition of the ACT

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.

Registrations open for Comorbidity Bus Tour C

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:45

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).

August - September Training & Professional Development Calendar

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 15:30

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.

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 09:00
  • 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

Youth Worker Practice Network Session - Supporting Young from a Refugee Background

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:30

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. 


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