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Advocate for mental health awareness

09-01-2019 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

headspace Canberra are looking for Youth Ambassadors to spread understanding of youth mental health and headspace services through workshops and training for young people.

 The Youth Ambassadors program provides young people with the opportunity to be heard and be active around youth mental health. In this role, young people present mental health workshops to schools, sporting clubs and other community organisations

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After Hours services over Christmas reduce strain on Emergency

18-12-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

The Bathurst After Hours GP Clinic, funded through the Western NSW PHN, provides medical attention for patients who are seeking immediate treatment and are unable to wait to see their regular practitioner.

"These services will be critical over the Christmas period, and we encourage anyone who is unsure whether or not to present to the ED to access the  After Hours services."

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Busy time for Dubbo Emergency Department over the Christmas period

18-12-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts
Marathon Health is calling on the community to remember the Dubbo After Hours GP services are open over the Christmas/New Year period - should people require non-emergency medical care - to relieve the pressure placed on the Emergency Department during the busiest time of the year.
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Tips for looking after your mental wellbeing this Christmas

18-12-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

The Christmas period is fast approaching and while for many that means a lot of festive fun, for others it can be a more challenging time.

During the Christmas period, there are a number of things you can do to look after your wellbeing.

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Youth mentoring a community success

13-12-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

Dubbo's first youth mentoring program, Youth Frontiers, is drawing to a close next week. 

Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant, will be presenting participants from Dubbo College, Delroy Campus, with their graduation certificates at the ceremony to be held this coming Tuesday.

Cindy Neilson, Youth Frontiers Project Officer, says the unique program has provided a supportive environment for young people to grow and develop and fulfil their potential – with mentees exploring many areas of interest across the community.

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Young people achieving their goals in Broken Hill’s first youth mentoring program

13-12-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

As 2018 draws to a close, so too does Broken Hill’s first youth mentoring program – Youth Frontiers.

The program, delivered in partnership with Save the Children Australia, paired youth participants with volunteer mentors to support them in building life skills and self-confidence as well as achieving recognition for their role in a community project.

Across the Broken Hill community, young people are making plans, working with community organisations and learning to adjust their communication style – to create programs to better their town.

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Youth voices at the centre of headspace Canberra

05-12-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

Applications are now open for the 2019 headspace Canberra Youth Reference Group. Young people aged between 16 and 25 with a passion for mental health and youth issues are encouraged to apply.

Joining the Youth Reference Group presents a unique opportunity for young people to develop new skills, meet and work with other driven young people, and be a voice for young people in the community.

In order to provide an accurate representation of youth concerns, headspace Canberra are keen to hear the voices of young Indigenous people, young people from different cultural backgrounds and LGBTIQA+ young people.

“We want young people to apply if they’ve had their own experiences with mental health; whether that’s through friends or family, or a lived experience. Generally though, if you have a passion for youth issues and want to be a part of a dynamic group that represents headspace, we encourage you to apply!”

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Youth voices needed to shape headspace message

30-11-2018 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

Applications are open for headspace Dubbo’s 2019 Youth Reference Group. Young people aged 12 to 25 years, with an interest in local youth issues, are encouraged to apply.

Amy Mines, Community and Youth Engagement Coordinator at the centre, is encouraging young people with a passion for mental health to apply for the Youth Reference Group – and use the opportunity to shape the headspace message and services in Dubbo and the surrounding communities.

“This year, two of our Youth Reference Group members were invited to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with the centre’s Program Manager. Of course this opportunity isn’t a daily occurrence, however it does show how much youth voices are valued by not only headspace Dubbo, but by people who can bring about real change to the ways we approach mental illness.”

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