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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y [Other]

National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)


Abuse


Non-government

NAPCAN, a non-government, not-for-profit volunteer-based organisation, is represented in most Australian states and territories. They undertake research, as well as run information campaigns and advocate for changes in legislation and policy to improve the rights of children. 

Website: www.napcan.org.au

 

National Centre for Childhood Grief


Mental health


Service delivery

The National Centre for Childhood Grief provides loving support in a safe place where children grieving a death can share their experience as they learn to live with its impact on their lives. The centre also provides education and training for individuals, schools and other organizations handling the grief of children and young people. 

Website: www.childhoodgrief.org.au

 

National Centre for Vocational Education Research


Education and training


Non-government organisation

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is a professional and independent body responsible for collecting, managing, analysing, evaluating and communicating research and statistics about vocational education and training (VET) nationally. 

Website: www.ncver.edu.au

 

National Child Protection Clearinghouse


Abuse,Violence


Clearinghouse

The National Child Protection Clearinghouse (NCPC) collects, produces and distributes information and resources, conducts research, and offers specialist advice on the latest developments in child abuse prevention, child protection and associated violence. 

Website: www.aifs.gov.au/nch/ 

Contact information: www.aifs.gov.au/nch/contact.php 

 

National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC)


Rights and legal issues


Service delivery

NCYLC is a Community Legal Centre dedicated to addressing human rights issues for children and young people in Australia through legal change – the only community legal centre of its kind in Australia.

Website: www.ncylc.org.au

 

National Church Life Surveys


Religion and spirituality


Research

NCLS Research is a cooperative research venture designed to resource congregations for mission. Involving millions of participants over a number of years in different countries, surveys have explored aspects of both church and community life. 

Website: www.ncls.org.au

 

National Disability Services (NDS)


Disabilities


Peak body

NDS is the Australian peak body for non-government disability services. Through the provision of information, representation and policy advice, NDS promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability to participate in all domains of life.

Website: www.nds.org.au/

 

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)


Alcohol and other drugs


Research organisation

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) is a premier research institution in Australia and is recognised internationally as a Research Centre of Excellence. The Centre is multidisciplinary and collaborates with medicine, psychology, social science and other schools of the University of NSW, as well as with a range of other institutions and individuals in Australia and overseas. 

Website: ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au

 

National Drug Research Institute (NDRI)


Alcohol and other drugs


Research organisation

NDRI, located within Curtin University, is one of two Centres of Excellence in drug research established by the National Drug Strategy. NDRI contributes to the overall aim of the National Drug Strategy, which is to minimise the harm associated with drug use. It does so by undertaking research designed to establish the preventive potential of a number of interventions: legislative, fiscal, regulatory and educational.

Website: ndri.curtin.edu.au

 

National Drug Strategy


Alcohol and other drugs


Government

The National Drug Strategy, a cooperative venture between Australian, state and territory governments and the non-government sector, is aimed at improving health, social and economic outcomes for Australians by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of licit and illicit drugs in our society.

Website: www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au 

The current phase of the strategy has been completed.  Consultation is open for the next phase: www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au/internet/drugstrategy/publishing.nsf/Content/consult

 

National Drugs Campaign (NDC)


Alcohol and other drugs


Government

The National Drugs Campaign (NDC) is part of the National Drug Strategy 2004-2009 and specifically aims to reduce young Australians’ motivation to use illicit drugs by increasing their knowledge about the potential negative consequences of drug use. 

Website: www.drugs.health.gov.au

 

National Eating Disorder Collaboration


Health and wellbeing


A collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise and / or interest in the mental illness of eating disorders. The Collaboration forms a nationally consistent evidence based ‘voice’ on eating disorders.It is an initiative of the Department of Health and Ageing. 

http://nedc.com.au/ 

 

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Health and wellbeing


The NHMRC onsolidates within a single national organisation the often independent functions of research funding and development of advice. It aims to bring together and draw upon the resources of all components of the health system.

http://www.health.gov.au/nhmrc

 

National Indigenous Youth Movement of Australia


Indigenous youth


Non-government organisation

The National Indigenous Youth Movement of Australia (NIYMA) is a not-for-profit organisation founded and run by Indigenous young people that envisages healthy, strong and free Indigenous communities. 

Website: www.niyma.org/ 

 

National Preventative Health Taskforce


Health and wellbeing


The Preventative Health Taskforce provides evidence-based advice to government and health providers – both public and private – on preventative health programs and strategies, and support the development of a National Preventative Health Strategy. The Taskforce includes members from all areas of health, and cover all aspects of health-related issues, including those that affect young people.

http://www.preventativehealth.org.au

 

National Safe Schools Framework


Bullying


Government

The National Safe Schools Framework (NSSF) was endorsed by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) in July 2003.

Website: www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/NationalSafeSchools/Pages/nationalsafeschoolsframework.aspx

 

National Tertiary Education Union


Education and training


Non-government

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), Australia's specialist national union solely representing tertiary academic, general/professional and research staff, ELICOS/TESOL teachers and staff of research institutes, Student Unions and university companies.

Website: www.nteu.org.au

 

National Union of Students


Education and training


Peak body

The National Union of Students (NUS) is the peak body for higher education students in Australia. NUS is the national voice on all student related issues. It is made up of almost all campus student organisations in Australia, and representations over 600,000 students.

Website: www.unistudent.com.au

 

National Welfare Rights Network


Economic and financial issues


Non-government

The National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN) provides free and independent information, advice and representation about Social Security law and its administration. NWRN member organisations operate in all states and territories of Australia and consist of specialist community legal centres and services and individual advocates. They are independent of Centrelink and all government departments.

Website: www.welfarerights.org.au

 

National Youth Agency (UK)


International perspectives


Non-government

The NYA are an independent charity in the UK and the partner of choice for government, local authorities, businesses and the third sector, delivering with them, and advising and supporting them in the development of programmes and policies for young people.

Website: www.nya.org.uk

 

New South Wales Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health (NSW CAAH)


Health and wellbeing


Non-government organisation

In partnership with NSW Health and other sectoral stakeholders the Centre seeks to improve the health and well-being of young people aged 12-24 in NSW.

Website: www.caah.chw.edu.au

 

New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health and Development (NZAAHD)


Health, wellbeing and development


Non-government

NZAAHD is a national network organisation for people who work with young people (those aged 12 to 25). NZAAHD was founded in 1989 specifically to promote youth health and development. 

Website: www.nzaahd.org.nz

 

NSW Association for Youth Health (NAYH)


Health and wellbeing


NAYH is the peak body in NSW committed to working on behalf of the youth health sector to promote and advocate for the health and well being needs of marginalised young people aged 12 to 25 years.

NAYH aims to assist the youth health sector to strengthen and maintain its ability to provide relevant and evidence based health services to young people aged 12 to 25 years in NSW. NAYH's core business is to provide the youth health sector with support and training, government liaison and lobbying, policy and resource development, and community sector networking. 

www.nayh.org.au 

 

Nutrition Australia


Health and wellbeing


The mission of Nutrition Australia is to promote optimal health for all Australians by encouraging food variety and physical activity. 

http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/ 

 

NZ Drug Foundation


Alcohol and other drugs


Non-government organisation

The Drug Foundation supports alcohol and drug workers and New Zealand communities, and provides a range of public and member services, including txt and web information, training workshops, health promotion and drug education resources.

Website: www.nzdf.org.nz

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y [Other]

 

beyond blue chairman Jeff Kennett says young people biased against indigenous Australians

Results from a survey on people's attitudes towards discrimination has been published by beyond blue. The findings show that a significant number of young people hold negative perceptions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Original article

31 Jul 2014

Kids these days aren't what they used to be — they're a lot better. So why the fuss?

Commentary from the The Independent (UK) stresses that reports on young people need to be kept in perspective, as youth crime and teen pregnancy are both down, as well as smoking and drinking. Original article

31 Jul 2014

Teen insomnia linked to depression

Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia found that the presence of insomnia was independently linked with depression, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder among teens. Original article

31 Jul 2014

Does financial stress impact on young people in tertiary study?

This paper from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research uses data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth to explore whether individual circumstances may influence this relationship; for example, whether the combination of work and study or living status (living independently compared with living with parents) contributes to financial stress. Original article

31 Jul 2014

Gay and bisexual youth are nearly 4 times more likely to attempt suicide

The study was the first of its kind to use US survey data to break down the link between race and the mental health of LGB (which it calls "sexual minority") youth ages 13 to 18. Original article

31 Jul 2014

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