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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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Still here for young people through COVID-19

The YMCA NSW (the Y) has warned that Australia is at risk of creating a ‘pandemic generation’ without interventions and more support for young people.

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Buzz around Jess's cut grows in Canberra community

Jessica Turner, 26, is a learn-to-swim instructor with the Y and carrier of the BRCA1 gene. On Friday, she is shaving her head for a cause very close to her heart, inspiring the children she coaches and helping to raise money for cancer research.

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Free new program to make health a habit in Broken Hill

A new free program has launched at the Y, offering all Broken Hill locals more opportunities to stay active and connected to community.

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Youth start off 2020 strong with the Y

03 Feb 2020 - Media ReleasesYouth

Uplift: an active wellness program run by the Y NSW is helping vulnerable young people stay on track and start 2020 strong.

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IGA X-press shoots some hoops with Lake Haven Y

The IGA X-Press Kanwal has put the bounce back in the Lake Haven Y Brekkie and B-Ball Club, donating brand new basketballs to the popular youth program.

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Youth empowered through new Y Social Impact Project

Youth in Parramatta, Penrith and Cooma have received almost $50,000 to deliver new events and positively impact their communities in 2020 with the help of the YMCA NSW (the Y).

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New faces at the Y Lake Haven

20 Nov 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

Young people living in the wider Lake Haven region will soon have access to more support and opportunities with the YMCA NSW (the Y) establishing a new Youth Team at Gravity Youth Centre.

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The Y provides ‘Uplift’ for young people in mental health month

11 Oct 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

With 18-24 years olds having the highest prevalence of mental illness than any other age group in Australia, youth organisation YMCA NSW (The Y) is doing something about it. The Y will expand Uplift, a new and free mental and physical wellbeing program for young people across several Y sites in Sydney.

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Youth Parliamentarians bring a fresh perspective to NSW Ministers

25 Sep 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

Young people from across NSW today met with NSW Government Ministers and MPs to discuss the issues facing young people. The young people presented Ministers with a series of Bills developed as part of YMCA NSW’s (The Y NSW) highly successful Youth Parliament program.

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Young people to take over State Parliament, debate big issues during the 2019 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament

04 Jul 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

From Monday 15 July, around 80 young people from across NSW will take over the chambers of State Parliament House to debate bills on topics including youth mental health, stronger Indigenous representation in schools and climate and the environment, as part of the 2019 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament.

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