Interviews and discussions with sector experts and young people on issues and trends important to Australian youth.
With the 2015 school year kicking off for students around Australia, the Youthbeyondblue website has published ‘Surviving Year 12’ fact sheets for students and parents. These fact sheets aim to help students prepare well for the year ahead and be aware of the supports that are available in the hard times. http://bit.ly/1K1h6DH
Fone Free Feb is a fundraising initiative that raises money for charitable organisations while highlighting our society’s dependence on mobile devices. Everyone is invited to host a meal for friends and family during February where diners switch off their phones for the duration of the meal and make a donation to help an organisation realise a specific dream. http://www.fonefreefeb.com
A new national study from ReachOut.com, Australia’s leading online mental health service for young people, shows that the majority of Aussie teenagers (81%) set short-term or long-term goals, yet more than half of them (58%) may give up before they’ve managed to achieve them. http://bit.ly/1BQDNqu
The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services released today showed indigenous young people aged 10 to 17 were almost 24 times as likely as non-indigenous young people to be locked up in youth detention centres in 2012-13. bit.ly/1CFMNzW
Dr. Chris Rayner, Lecturer in Inclusive Education, at the University of Tasmania has been appointed as the Acting Director for the Australian Clearinghouse of Youth Studies (ACYS) following the news that Dr. Jeremy Prichard was stepping down from the role. bit.ly/1CiCDGT