Youth Week is one of the largest celebrations of young people in NSW and headspace Dubbo has a special reason for celebrating this year. Youth Week will mark the launch of the Youth Frontiers in Western NSW.
Youth Frontiers focusses on young people aged 12-16 who are under-engaged in school or local community life, and have had limited opportunities to have focussed engagement. The mentor program, delivered in partnership with Save the Children Australia, will help young people develop team work, leadership and decision making skills through mentorship. Cindy Neilson, Youth
Youth Week is a chance for young people across the country to share ideas, passions and talents. This year, headspace Orange in partnership with their Youth Reference Group (YRG) are bringing the community together to raise awareness of the role pets can play in sustaining mental wellness.
Bark in the Park will see pet owners; advocates and pet professionals come together in the Northcourt this coming Sunday to highlight how pets can do wonderful things for our wellbeing.
Marathon Health is pleased to introduce the newest staff member to the Strong Minds Murrumbidgee service, therapy dog Bear.
Strong Minds Murrumbidgee, funded through the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN), aims to provide timely access to free, short-term mental health services for people in rural and regional Murrumbidgee communities.
Bear, a Border Collie x Labrador, will be working alongside Provisional Psychologist Millie Caspers, once his training is complete.
The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence falls on this Friday and headspace Orange has aligned with the day of action whilst highlighting their zero tolerance approach towards bullying.
Emily Smith, Clinical Lead at headspace Orange, says that bullying needs to be spoken about often and not just one day a year. The long term effects of bullying can be quite severe and may affect a young person’s physical and mental health, school performance, as well as having negative effects on their families and relationships.
This Friday marks National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and headspace Dubbo has again pledged their support to the movement noting that education, awareness and intervention are key elements in creating safer and supportive environments.
Approximately 46.8% of students have been bullied according to data presented through headspace National. The reality being that the figure would be much higher as many young people either don’t report or don’t know how to report bullying.
This Friday marks National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and the headspace Bathurst Consortium is asking community members to take action against bullying in schools, in the workplace and in the broader community.
The Consortium members and headspace Bathurst staff will be wearing blue as part of the #doitforDolly campaign stamping out bullying.
“We’re asking people in our communities to take a proactive stance against bullying by encouraging each and every one of us to think about how we contribute positively in our interactions each day, and demonstrate kindness towards those people around us,” comments Abbey Barrett, Skillset Education Manager and headspace Bathurst Consortium representative.
Youth Frontiers mentoring program funded for three more years and will launch in three new NSW regions
Young people in regional NSW will get a helping hand with mentoring from the latest Youth Frontiers support program, with renewed funding from the NSW Government.
Children aged 12 to 16 from Murrumbidgee, Far West and Western NSW will be matched with local volunteer adult mentors and work collaboratively on a community project of their own choosing.
15th January 2018 - headspace Orange is relaunching its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) social group for 2018.
Kaleidoscope is a social group for young LGBTIQA+ people and their supporters, to come, socialise and meet new people in a safe space.