HAPPY FRIDAY YOUTHLINKS! IN THIS NEWSLETTER YOU WILL A RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND WORKERS THAT SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE.
Youthlinks has previously been sent as an email to our mailing list. NOW we will be sharing this resource live on our news page / blog!
In this newsletter you will find:
- Youth voice opportunities
- Events and opportunities
Youth voice opportunities
- Brimbank Council is looking for young people aged 12 to 25 who are strongly connected to Brimbank to part take in the Westvale Mural Project. Young people will collaborate with local artist Lukas Kasper to design, plan and deliver a mural project at the Westvale Community Centre. The project will begin on 9 June. Register here.
- Brimbank Neighbourhood House are hosting a Food and Mood workshop to young people in high school and university to learn how how the food we eat every day can improve your brain function and mood. We link to the most current research on brain enhancing foods and how a healthy mind can help us to with studying, exercising and feeling energised. Session will run on 5 June 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Flyer.
- Youthlaw & CYDA are asking young people with a disability aged between 12 and 25 years in Victoria to attend a session to give feedback for a project about young people’s rights and responsibilities in personal and intimate relationships. Participants will be paid $100 for attending the 2-hour session on 14 June. For more info and to apply email firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Centre of Multicultural Youth have opened applications to its Seat at the Table program. Young women aged 18-30 from refugee and migrant backgrounds that are looking to gain leadership and governance skills and experience are encouraged to apply. Apply here by 31 May.
- Victoria University is doing a project called Pathways in Place and are looking for 2 young people (aged 16-25) to work with them to design, plan and run workshops on young people’s issues. Young people will be paid. Flyer
- Helping Hands is providing peer-based support to Muslim youth aged 18-25 where they can speak to one of their trained Help Givers confidentially. Flyer
- YDAS is running a free online leadership program for young Victorians aged 14-25 who identify as having a disability. Works are delivered based off age cohort. July workshops for 14-19 year olds and September workshops for 20-25 year olds. Details on how to apply here.
Events and opportunities
- Art Centre Melbourne have an upcoming theatre performance Hide The Dog which is a beautiful trans-tasman collaboration created for families (age 7+). +). Written by Tasmanian playwright Nathan Maynard (Trawlwoolway pakana) and Aotearoa writer Jamie McCaskill (Māori), it will be performed on 16 and 17 June. “Mob Tix” are available for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities as well as fully subsidised tickets and other support for families with barriers to attendance. More info here.
- Brimbank Youth Services and Maribyrnong Youth Services are hosting a Supporting LGBTQIA+ Identifying Students: Teacher’s Breakfast on 15 June. This breakfast event will allow teachers and school staff to enhance their skills around supporting LGBTQIA+ identifying students within your school, attend presentations around the theme of Mental Health and LGBTQIA+ Safety and learn from and engage with skilled professionals and relevant organisations. Register here and flyer here.
- Wyndham City Council is celebrating Refugee Week by hosting a sports tournament for the community on 26 June. Young people aged 12 to 25 are invited to register a team for casual play by 6 June. Flyer here.
- Brimbank City Council‘s Schools and Community Organisations Exchange is inviting school representatives, organisations assisting young people and early years practitioners to attend a session on building safe and supportive networks around autistic and neurodivergent learners. The session will be presented by the I CAN Network. The session will be held on Thursday 1 June, RSVP here. Flyer here.
- Western Bulldogs Foundation is launching a Sunshine Sports Community After School Program for young people aged 13 to 16 at the VU Sunshine Trade Campus Basketball Courts. Held every Thursday (2 Feb onwards) at 3:30PM-5:30PM. No need to register, just come on down. Flyer here.
- Victoria Police is providing community resources regarding what Prejudice Motivated Crime and Prejudice Motivated incidents are, and what recourse a victim can undertake. Some matters relating to Prejudice Motivated Incidents may that fall outside of Victoria Police’s remit. In instances where there has been no crime, one can consider civil action through the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) or VEOHRC. For more information please watch this video, read the flyer and info sheet.
- YSAS West provide a number of programs across Western Region to young people 10-25yo and their families. One includes the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is a specialized long-standing initiative aimed at engaging and supporting young people and families from diverse communities experiencing challenges associated to drug and alcohol use. Here’s a flyer of their programs.
- Raising Expectations has launched its Game Changers Peer Mentoring Program and is recruiting TAFE and university students who have experience as a carer to be matched with student mentors for social, academic and career support. Flyer
- Helping Hand Project is a mentoring program for young people of refugee background, they match volunteer mentors to support refugee youth aged 14-25 to help with settlement support, homework, education and career pathways, English, connections to social and recreational networks. They are open to referrals. Flyer
- CMY is delivering Employment Empowers, a one-on-one mentoring for newly-arrived young people seeking employment. Apply now. Flyer
- STREAT now have a hot desk options in their Youth Space on Langridge street. Flyer
- Centre of Multicultural Youth has an upcoming sessions for educators and youth workers to attend:
- Schools Standing Up to Racism Info Session introduces the online resource that was designed to support schools in addressing racism and discrimination in the school environment. This session will guide educators through key features of the Schools Standing up to Racism resource and provide ideas for implementation in their school community. Session will be held online on 31 May, register here.
- Chidren and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) currently recruiting for the paid, remote and 12-month casual position of Youth Council Member. The role will take a commitment of approximately 6 hours per week. For more details and to apply go here.
- Brimbank Youth Services is conducting a service mapping survey relating to programs and services provided to young people with autistic traits or diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If you are aware of any services or programs (in Brimbank and surrounding areas) that are currently available for young people (10-25yrs) with autistic traits or diagnosed ASD then Brimbank Youth Services would like to hear from you via a short survey. Your participation in this survey will help guide Brimbank Youth Services in identifying and bridging gaps in support and service provision for young people with ASD. Survey here.
- Orygen is developing policy advice for government on social media and mental health, and are keen to understand more about how young people use social media to support their mental health and wellbeing. They are asking young people aged 12-25 to complete a 5-minute survey to contribute to this important topic. Complete survey here by 21 May. Flyer here.
- Vic Police is conducting its annual community sentiment survey. Flyer
- VicHealth are conducting a survey to find out what support services are available to South Sudanese young people and families and in which locations. The results of this survey will form the basis for a series of conversation/roundtables to begin conversations to find community led solutions. Complete here.
For more information about the above opportunities, please get in touch with us at email@example.com