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Children across NSW have their voices heard at Children's Parliament

29 Oct 2020 - Media ReleasesYouth

More than 90 children will discuss the issues affecting children in NSW with their peers today as they represent their electorate in this year’s Children’s Week Parliament.

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The Y to tackle youth disadvantage in San Remo

20 Oct 2020 - Media ReleasesYouth

A new YMCA NSW (the Y) program aiming to change the tune on youth disadvantage and wellbeing in San Remo kicks off on Tuesday, October 20

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Tune in with the Y for National Mental Health Month

During the month of October, the Y NSW is encouraging all young people to “Tune In” with the Y.

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Separate Spaces- Adapting to the “New Normal” of Online Learning

09 Sep 2020 - YouthY We Are Here

Incorrect or cluttered spaces are more likely to lead to long term physical or mental health issues as a result of increased cortisol levels over a long period of time. Here are some helpful tips to create a productive study space.

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Separate Spaces- Adapting to the “New Normal” of Online Learning

09 Sep 2020 - YouthY We Are Here

Incorrect or cluttered spaces are more likely to lead to long term physical or mental health issues as a result of increased cortisol levels over a long period of time. Here are some helpful tips to create a productive study space.

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Children, young people design new child safety model to launch in National Child Protection Week

The Y NSW is celebrating 30 years of National Child Protection Week by rolling out one of the first child safety models co-designed by children and young people across a country. The Y NSW, which operates 27 Recreation and Leisure Facilities in NSW and the ACT, is demonstrating its continued commitment as a leader in ensuring children and young people are safe through its “Stay Safe, Tell Someone” program.

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School Survival Toolkit

12 Aug 2020 - YouthY We Are Here

resources for young people and educators to support the mental health and wellbeing of their students and peers.

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Environmental Advocacy Paper

12 Aug 2020 - YouthY We Are Here

A call to action for the Government to consider alternative and sustainable energy options.

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Canteen Letter

12 Aug 2020 - YouthY We Are Here

A letter to the School Canteen Manager calling for action and consideration to using more environmentally friendly packaging options to support a cleaner environment

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Through Our Eyes Art Exhibition

12 Aug 2020 - YouthY We Are Here

Young people express their diversity through pieces of art

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YChats Podcast

24 Jul 2020 - YouthY We Are Here

Adrian Eagle on Life and Suicide

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Level up Your Employability Through Volunteering

23 Jul 2020 - YouthY We Are Here

A guide on how you can set yourself apart from the pack through volunteer work.

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YChats Podcast

09 Jul 2020 - YouthY We Are Here

Do you know who you're talking to online?

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YChats Podcast

09 Jul 2020 - YouthY We Are Here

Burning Questions about Cannabis

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How to write a Resume

These 9 steps will help you write a resume from scratch, putting your best foot forward for your next role!

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#YWeAreHere

We’d like to let you know that we’re here. And we’re not going anywhere. Because we believe in the power of inspired young people.

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Keeping Safe Online

It's important to feel safe online! The impacts of COVID-19 have meant that the way we learn, connect with our friends & family and entertain ourselves has increasingly shifted online. While, that can be exciting, did you know you are also at increased risk of harm both directly and indirectly?

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Mindfulness

At times, we all struggle to stay present. This becomes even more common during stressful times, like many of us may now find ourselves in. In this article, we cover some information about the benefits of mindfulness, how to get started, and what to do if you’re struggling with it. Be kind to yourself, and give it a go. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

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We are still here for young people

Young people in Australia are experiencing some of the most significant immediate and long-term impacts of COVID-19, on our lives, our education, our jobs and our and future potential.  To help us help you through COVID-19, the Y led a national survey of close to 300 young people aged 13-29. Here are some of the results.

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The Y is on-call to support youth through COVID-19

With life flipped on its head by the pandemic, the YMCA NSW (the Y) is on-call and ready to help youth in the Central Coast, Cooma and Parramatta.

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