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Sector Development / Tools for Workers

YWPN Member Session: Self Care for Youth Workers

Date: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 17:45

The July 2017 Youth Worker Practice Network member session was focused on Self Care for Youth Workers. This was a practical workshop lead by Will Mollinson from Families ACT and Hannah Watts from the Youth Coalition of the ACT. A summary of the session is available via the links below, and includes links to online resources you can access. Also attached below are worksheets used in the session to develop self care plans, which all youth workers are encouraged to access. 

Tools for Workers: GIVIT in the ACT

Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 13:30
Source: 
GIVIT

GIVIT is a not-for-profit organisation matching public generosity with genuine need, and have just started operating in the ACT. Working across Australia, GIVIT works to alleviate poverty by ensuring community service providers have the items required to support their clients. Since 2009, almost 500,000 quality items including white goods, clothes, furniture, IT equipment and personal care items have been donated via GIVIT, assisting Australians in need - all at no cost. 

Tools For Workers: Tips for talking with and helping children and young people cope after tragic events

Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:45
Source: 
Australian Psychological Society

The Australian Psychological Society created a resource to help navigate talking about distressing events like tragic accidents in your local area, or that took place in familiar places like a popular holiday location, or even disasters that happen far away, but are covered by the media, can be powerful and upsetting incidents that intrude into daily life. This resource sheet includes some helpful tips for parents, caregivers and teachers for helping children and young people to cope following local, national, or even world tragedies. 

Tools For Workers: Talking to Young People about 13 Reasons Why

Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:30
Source: 
headspace

headspace School Support has received a growing number of concerns from schools and parents across Australia about the recently aired Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The series, which depicts a young woman who suicides after outlining 13 ‘reasons’ for her death, has divided opinion in Australia. While some people believe the show allows for authentic conversations about suicide, others believe the show exposes viewers to harmful suicide messages and imagery.

Tools For Workers: LiveHealthyCanberra Directory

Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 15:30
Source: 
Capital Health Network

Capital Health Network, funded by ACT Health, has developed LiveHealthyCanberra, a new easy to use online directory to connect Canberrans with physical activity programs, nutrition support services and social participation opportunities, in an effort to keep people active and well.

Tools For Workers: headspace - How to Start the Conversation

Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 14:30
Source: 
headspace

A national campaign has recently been launched by headspace to encourage fathers to lead the way in helping young men break the silence and stigma of mental illness. Mental illness affects many young men in Australia according to headspace research, however, only 13 percent seek help. Please pass on to your networks that would find this tool useful. 

YWPN Member Session: Mental health - Self Harm

Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 14:30

The June 2017 Youth Worker Practice Network member session was focused on mental health, specifically around young people and self harm. Guest presenters from headspace Canberra and headspace Queanbeyan shared a range of information and resources. A summary of the session, the session powerpoint presentations, and a range of resources which youth workers can access are available via the links below.

Sector Development: Have your say on the NDIS Code of Conduct

Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:00
Source: 
Department of Social Services

The Commonwealth is developing a national Code of Conduct to promote safe and ethical service delivery for the full scheme NDIS. The development of a Code of Conduct is an important part of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework which was released in February 2017. Consultation is now open on the draft Code of Conduct and we encourage people with disability, their families and carers, providers and workers to share their comments and feedback. The Code of Conduct sets out national standards and outlines expectations of behaviour for providers and workers delivering NDIS supports and se

Opportunities For Young People: Quit for 2 Smoking Cessation Program

Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:45
Source: 
Pharmacy Guild ACT Branch

The Pharmacy Guild ACT Branch is currently running their Quit for 2 in Community Pharmacy program. Building off the successful of 'Smoking cessation in pharmacy' project, the Pharmacy Guild continues to get out and about spreading the word about the 61 pharmacies and 290 health professionals trained in smoking cessation, who are available to help smoking pregnant women. Knowing that often quitting smoking can take a few attempts so talking to a pharmacist could help with knowing what options are right and what is the best way for individuals’ to quit.

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