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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
  • Training
  • Jobs
  • Surveys

Youth voice opportunities

  • Brimbank Youth Services‘ Brimbank Youth Council are hosting Pave Your Way, a panel event on Wednesday 20 September, 4:30pm – 6pm at Brimbank Libraries, Sunshine. Join to network with like-minded young people and to hear from a panel of guest speakers about their journey in to employment. Register here. Flyer
  • Sunshine Heights Primary School‘s student leaders want to raise awareness about stereotyping and bias and its negative impact on the mental health of young communities. They are creating a Break It Down documentary to capture young people’s stories about bias and stereotyping. Come take part in this documentary by attending the filming on Tuesday, 3 October, by registering here. Flyer.

Events and opportunities

  • Brimbank Youth Services have launched their annual Youth Fest brochure, compiled of events and activities for young people during September including school holidays. Check it out 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  Thinking Traps, an interactive and engaging workshop related to school refusal, with the focus on addressing the unhelpful thinking styles students adopt when school refusal pops up. The session will be presented by the Toolbox Education and held on Thursday 19 October, RSVP here. Flyer here.
  • Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights will be running 1-hour information sessions on the importance of understanding affirmative consent and how it might differ within different cultures and communities. They’re looking for groups of around 8-10 young Muslim women (18 to 25 years) to participate in these sessions that will be safe space to discuss taboo topics with light refreshments and snacks to be provided. Flyer
  • Skate Learn Connect is coming to Keilor Downs Skate Park (Opposite Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre)! Join us for an afternoon of skateboarding for young people aged 12-24, skills workshops, youth employment support and advice, free snacks, and giveaways. Sign up via this link or just turn up!


  • St John Ambulance Victoria is currently offering FREE CPR classes to anyone who lives, works or has a connection to the 3021 postcode. This is because this postcode had the highest rate of out of hospital cardiac arrests. Classes are held at the Westvale Community Centre every Wednesday night 6:30PM-8:30PM. Book here.
  • YDAS is providing FREE Together: Access & Inclusion Training for workers who want to become more confident & capable working with disabled young people! These free sessions are funded by the Department of Social Services and are the final free Together Trainings YDAS will be offering. Sessions are run online, and learn how to navigate the impact of assumptions, use language about disability and more. Register the coming up sessions:


  • Hume City Council Libraries is recruiting for a Youth Engagement Officer, apply here by 18 September.


  • YACVic is conducting a survey on how/if the youth sector engages with young people on social media. It is a short survey that asks questions about level of engagement, usage of social media apps, and privacy/child safety concerns. Your answers can be anonymised. Survey

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