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In this newsletter you will find:

  • Events and opportunities
  • Programs
  • Training
  • Surveys

Events and opportunities

  • Brimbank’s St Albans Library is hosting an after-hours Loud in the Library event on Monday May 27th .  DJ Shalom will be providing the tunes for the evening and that we will be also be providing a safe place for young people to hang out listen to music, play on the PS4 and Nintendo’s for the night.  Flyer
  • Brimbank Council is hosting a range of events during Men’s Health Week on 11-16 June.  On Thursday the 13th  the main event is being held from 11-2 at Westvale Community Centre with former AFL footballer Majak Daw speaking about mental health, and cultural diversity and inclusion.  Program Flyer
  • OzChild is running their Youth Drop-in Centre in Errington Reserve again! Great opportunity for the youth to come, chill and hangout with us. Whether you’re in need of some positive energy or just want to have a great time, this is a place to be. Every fortnight on Thursday. Flyer


  • Youth Project’s Transition to Work program provides tailored training and guidance to equip young individuals with essential skills and knowledge, fostering job readiness through practical skill development. Once signed up to the program, the young person is assigned a Youth Coach where they work together to gain the skills and confidence required to obtain sustainable employment. Young people aged between 15-24 and are Australian citizen or hold an visa are eligible. Contact Charlene at for more information.
  • Good Shepherd delivers Building Blocks, a free, facilitated, weekly, and social playgroup for young parents up to 25 years old and their preschool children aged 0-5 years. The playgroup runs weekly within school terms. Every week they have a fun activity that encourages language development, reading time, free play, and a healthy morning tea. They run regular excursions (to the zoo, aquarium, play centres, swimming pool- all free) and have guest speakers each term to speak on topics the parents want. They also provide parenting support and referrals to any supports the parents or children need.
    Open to referrals from professionals and self-referrals.  More info here. Flyer
  • Multicultural Health Support Services (MHSS) offers sexual and reproductive health information session to migrant and refugee communities, including International Students. Anyone is eligible to participate and there are no deadlines. The service is completely free, and the dates and venues can be flexible as per the participants/ community groups’ requests. We cover range of information like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Health, HIV, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections, Navigating Australian Healthcare System, and also Healthy Relationships and Consent. Participants can contact us through my email address:, or mobile number 0476110674.


  • YACVic are offering their Youth Participation 101 training which covers youth participation frameworks, theory and the benefits of engagement, and you’ll review and reflect on case scenarios tailored to your organisation. They are offering a 10% discount on training costs if booked before end of financial year. More info here and register here.


  • The Behavioural Architects are conducting research, on behalf of the Victorian government, to better understand the choices made by, and the support needs of, early school leavers and those who did part of their schooling at a non-school provider (e.g. a TAFE or other RTO). They are keen to talk to Victorians aged 14-24 who are willing to talk about their current or recent experiences in a 90-minute, online, evening focus group. These are being run from 6-13 June and participants will receive $100 as a thank you. Anyone interested to check their eligibility and availability for the research should contact Farron Research, who are handling participant recruitment here.
  • Prevention United have just launched Be a Part of the Ripple – Your Voice Matterstheir first ever National Youth Survey. The survey was designed by members of their Youth Advisory Group, to help them better understand the factors impacting young Australians’ mental health, and their opinions on the policy changes and other prevention-focused solutions that would make a difference.  The survey is open to anyone living in Australia aged 16 – 25. It’s completely anonymous, takes around 10 – 15 mins and is open until 16 July.  Participants can enter the draw to win one of five $50 vouchers. All responses will be kept confidential, and the questions are voluntary and can be skipped at any time. Further questions are welcome and can be sent to the researchers at


For more information about the above opportunities, please get in touch with us at

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