Banyule Youth Services

Resources for schools

Banyule Youth Services is dedicated to supporting the engagement of young people to promote positive health and wellbeing outcomes. This page is designed for schools to access a range of resources to support the engagement of young people in schools. You may use our resources as additions to your online learning options for students.

Workshops for Secondary Schools in Banyule

Banyule Youth Services offers a number of different engaging workshops on topics that affect young peoples wellbeing. Our workshops are free, fun, discussion-based and include various practical activities.

 To book one of our FREE workshops for Secondary Schools in Banyule please complete our form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please note we are currently booking in workshops from July 2024 onwards. 

Available Workshops for 2024

Safe partying

This workshop aims to provide young people with a safe space to access information relating to substance use and harm reduction strategies. The workshop is discussion based and explores topics such as attending/hosting parties, what to do if things get out of control, tips for keeping safe and health/risk information related to common drugs and alcohol.

Supporting Friends

This workshop aligns with the ‘RU OK?’ campaign and  explore practical tools young people can draw upon with their friends when they say they aren’t doing okay. This workshop encourages young people to seek support from youth workers/professionals however supports them to have the skills to hold difficult and courageous conversations until they can find support. This workshop was lucky enough to be reviewed by our Youth Focus group to incorporate feedback from young people passionate about mental health.

Art Vibes

A great way to explore mindfulness through creative art. Have fun playing art games that explore how art can be used to help you be in the moment. Leza supports participants to tune into their senses, to be mindfully present, and to enjoy the process of creating and experimenting with art. Art vibes does not require any previous art experience, just a willingness to have a go and join the fun.

Building Boundaries

This workshop is a strengths-based workshop that explores the importance of healthy boundaries within friendships, romantic relationships, families, employers and teachers. This workshop aims to provide practical tools for adolescents to try whilst developing resilience in managing difficult responses. A great workshop to support young people in returning to social settings after a long period of virtual based learning in the home.


The Queer-ies workshop was developed in conjunction with our Teachers workshop ‘Ditching Discrimination’ to be delivered to students. This workshop was co-developed by BYS Rainbow Space group and discusses the various ways that young people can be an Ally to LGBTQI+ Young people. The workshop explores the vast impacts support and celebration can have on the health and wellbeing of rainbow youth.

Bullying & Social Harassment

This workshop unpacks factors leading to bullying, social harassment and violence and explores how it can occur.

This workshop has a strong focus on raising awareness of how bullying negatively impacts all persons including people using violence, people surviving violence and bystanders. The workshop outlines the short and long term impacts experienced by these groups and practical way peers and bystanders can help stop bullying and aid bullies to get the support they need to stop. This workshop focuses primarily on bystander/peer intervention and personal awareness.

Wellbeing & Self-Care

Emotional intelligence, resilience, wellbeing and mindfulness are all discussed in this interesting and fun session. Young people are supported to better understand their own needs and practical strategies to get through tough times. This session is great for groups and individuals to learn how to manage stress or difficult situations by implementing self-care strategies.

To watch a copy of this presentation on YouTube please CLICK HERE

Body Image

Our body image workshop explores online and offline influences that may be negatively impacting young people. This workshop is appropriate for all genders and unpacks the different messages portrayed by the media, advertisements and social norms. This workshop discusses the potential emotional, physical and social harm that can occur as a result of beauty “trends” and practical ways that young people can protect themselves whilst building positive self-concepts.

Ditching Discrimination

Ditching Discrimination (for teachers) – LGBTQIAP+ and gender non-conformity

Youth Work 101

This workshop is focused on strengthening the understanding of adolescence and using strengths based frameworks to support young people. This is a Professional development workshop for teachers or staff working with young people between the ages of 12-25.

Free Downloads

Couch Surfing Resource for Schools to support young people

Time Out is a resource created by Banyule Youth Services to support Schools who are working with a student who is experiencing housing concerns or is couch surfing.

The resource is a downloadable file that Staff can use to support and assist the young person.

If you are working with a young person in this situation and would like to find out more about supports in the Banyule region then please contact us on 9457 9855 or

Download Time Out Schools Booklet

Couch Surfing Resource for Families

Time Out is a resource created by Banyule Youth Services to support families who are supporting or living with a young person who is experiencing housing concerns or is couch surfing.

The resource is a downloadable file that families can use to support and assist the young person.

If you are supporting a young person in this situation and would like to find out more about supports in the Banyule region then please contact us on 9457 9855 or

Download Time Out Booklet for Families

LGBTIQ+ Resource: Youth Inclusion in Sport

Download our Teacher Resource: LGBTIQA+ inclusion in sport

School Workshop FAQ's

No, all of our workshops are entirely FREE. This includes a youth worker presenting the workshop and providing relevant free resources for young people relevant to BYS services and the content of the workshop.

All presenters are able to provide WWCC and proof of vaccinations.

Due to a high number of school bookings we ask that schools limit their bookings to 3 workshops per year. In unique circumstances its best to speak to one of our youth workers.

Our workshops are able to be facilitated to group sizes of 10-150 dependent on the students comfortability of engagement. To best utilise your 3 workshops it can be useful to book for entire year levels rather than individual classes.

The videos used in our workshops contain subtitles and staff are happy to wear microphone or hearing aid equipment to promote access. BYS are unable to provide an Auslan Interpreter, however happy to work alongside any present.

As a general rule, BYS only services schools within the municipality, however in circumstances where there is a large Banyule student population we may be able to support. Its best to speak to a youth worker about this.

All school workshops require a way to connect to a projector i.e. HDMI Cable or USB port, a microphone (if appropriate), a space appropriate for the group size, table for resources and for students to bring a pen.