Health And Wellbeing

Youth Advisory Committee Applications Now Open

The headspace Greensborough are looking for passionate young people aged 16 - 25 interested in joining their Youth Advisory Committee

This volunteer group meets once a month and plans activities and events aimed at young mental health awareness and advocacy. 

If you live, work or play in Nillumbik, Banyule or Whittlesea and have an interested in mental health and would like to get involved in community awareness raising and advocacy, we would love to hear from you.

 

For more information on how to apply contact Liz or Tom at headspace Greensborough.

Meningococcal Vaccines

There is a new vaccine currently available for 15-19 years olds to cover against Meningococcal disease which covers against strains ACWY.   This vaccine is different to the Meningococcal C vaccine previously given.

Meningococcal disease can become very serious quite quickly and can result in death.  It is important to take advantage of this vaccine while it is free. 

Martial Arts Group @ headspace Collingwood

This active group is for males between 14 - 17 years old and mixes traditional martial arts training withy some helpful life skills in order to encourage calm, kindness and motivation. Be active, build strength and meet people in a supportive environment.

When: Tuesdays 16th May - 20th June 2017 from 3.30 - 4.30pm

Where: headspace Collingwood, Level 1 Vicotira Park (Social Club Building) Cnr Lulie & Abbott Streets, Abbotsford (next to Victoria Park Station - Hurstbridge/South Morgan line)

This program is FREE!

Schoolies

Between mid-November & mid-December every year, thousands of year 12 students celebrate the end of school with a holiday. Some places in Victoria run organised Schoolies celebrations, including:

  • Lorne
  • Torquay
  • Phillip Island
  • Rye

The main Schoolies destinations in Victoria have put together the Good Times, Great Breaks website (new window). It has information about:

Rise Up

YSAS and Banyule Youth Services have partnered together to create an exciting short term program for young women (14-17) from around the Banyule area. The program will be starting in Term 4 and will be broken up into six weeks! The program is similar to the Rise Program run previously, hwoever will focus more broadly on well-being than on education pathways this time.

The program is aimed at young women who are at risk of disengagement & would benefit from support around managing friendships, intimate relationships, body image & self-esteem.