Monthly Archives: January 2013

YACWA – Pl!ng Smartphone App

yacwa-plingHave you heard? YACWA is developing a database/directory which will enable not only youth specific services but young people alike to access relevant information on their Smartphones (assuming this will also include tablets). SO this is a little bit of brilliance really, in that it this app is crossing the divide between service provider and consumer. Please register your organisation’s details by following this link. By answering the questions the users of this Smartphone App will be able to: find your service, contact your service and you will be providing the public in WA with options available to them in their area!

I believe that you will see more of these types of Smartphone Applications emerging in the very near future. Another important place to register your Youth Service information is onThe Hive By doing so, you are again linking your youth service to other providers as well as the public.

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Why your input into research is important!

Are you aged between 12 – 25? Do you identify as being Aboriginal or Torre Strait Islander? Then the Young and Well CRC would love you to get involved in their new advisory group! The brilliant part about this is that you can do this online – you don’t have to travel or sit in a meeting room! Y&W CRC want to “form a new advisory group to support Young and Well CRC projects seeking to understand and improve the mental health and well-being of young Indigenous Australians.” Your input is important. Why? Because your input can assist Y&W CRC by advising and collaborating with project teams. There are also prizes to be won! Brilliant! Check out and register you interest here.

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Welcoming 2013 with a chat about the ‘Elephant in the Room’ and ‘Crossing THAT Line’

batyrHave you heard about Batyr? These guys are committed to engaging young people to speak out about mental health issues. Check out there latest vid here.

Stumbling about the world wide web, (I’m not sure how I’ve missed this one) I came across a site called ‘The Line’. It’s a great engaging play on the old proverbial expression ‘drawing the line’. So what exactly is the line & what happens when you cross it? Check out the website – for both young people and adults – to grasp exactly, what behaviours cross the line. There are some really ‘in your face’ questions being presented in the forums. The site is also available as a app for smart phones where young people or adults alike can ponder, discuss, debate and research at anytime. There are also some great resources available on the site for parents & teachers.

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