Tag Archives: mental health

TRUTH 4 YOUTH ATTENDS FIRST EVER VICTORIAN YOUTH SUMMIT

April 19, 2017

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As part of the Truth 4 Youth team, I was very excited to attend the first ever Victorian Youth Summit, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday March 31st. We entered a room lined with floor-to-ceiling windows, with an expansive view overlooking the lush green oval that is Melbourne’s pride and joy. Around 400 young people were gathered and ready to share with the Victorian State government their views […]

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HEADSPACE

December 1, 2016

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The Greensborough Headspace headquarters is tucked away on the promenade near the WaterMarc centre. I’m greeted by the Headspace Greensborough’s Community Engagement Practitioner, Liz Wyndham. We enter an open, sunlit room filled enough colourful cushions to please any Melbourne hipster.  The positive vibe this place has is mind-blowing. We chat about mental health, stigma, and […]

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HEAD INTO HEADSPACE FOR A WORLD OF SUPPORT

July 1, 2016

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Last Friday marked the launch of ‘headspace’ Greensborough, a highly anticipated local addition to a number of centres now spanning Australia. The Greensborough centre forms a part of a comprehensive mental health foundation for young people. Greensborough service manager, Christine Denton, says, “headspace is a youth mental health service for young people aged 12 to […]

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MEET THE LOCALS – LILY

June 9, 2016

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My name is Lily Kingbawl and I am a refugee girl from Myanmar/Burma. I arrived in Australia in 2010, and was shocked by how different everything was. Everything here amazes me, even small things like having street lights, which may not seem like a big deal, but in Burma I didn’t even have a candle […]

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2016 BANYULE YOUTH SUMMIT

May 23, 2016

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High school students often find themselves stuck in an ‘in-between’ stage of life. On one hand, you’re forming political and social opinions every day—through the information you’re learning at school, online and in your social circles. But you’re still too young to vote in elections, and have your opinions and views heard loud and clear […]

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