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Festival of Empowered Minds 2024

04 Mar 2024 - Youth

Join the Empowered Minds Festival: Where Youth Lead the Way! 

Get ready to unleash your potential and be part of something extraordinary at the Empowered Minds Festival! Designed and led by young people aged 16-25, this event is all about boosting confidence, leadership skills, and creating positive change in our community. 

Imagine a day filled with fun activities, inspiring workshops, and opportunities to connect with like-minded peers!

Join us as we come together to promote mental health awareness, access local services, and celebrate the strength and creativity of youth. Don't miss out on this unique chance to empower yourself and others while having a blast! 

Mark your calendars and be part of something special – The Empowered Minds Festival awaits! 

Sponsored by Department of Communities and Justice - Youth Opportunities Grant. 

Location Update:  Attention all attendees! We’re changing locations of the Festival of Empowered Minds so it can go ahead regardless of what the weather brings! We will now be located at Parramatta Town Hall; 182 Church St, Parramatta, Ngurra Gunya Room Southern Terrace. Look for our volunteers dressed in blue!

Time Update: The festival will run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Parramatta Town Hall; 182 Church Street, Parramatta, Ngurra Gunya Room Southern Terrace.  

Get your free ticket now! 


Schedule of Events:



  • NSW Fair Trading
  • Y Cultivate
  • Gamble Aware
  • Anglicare
  • YourSide
  • Carers Gateway
  • Leo's Club
  • Uniting YESS (Youth Enhanced Support Service)
  • Y NSW
  • Settlement Services International
  • Karabi
  • Youth Action
  • Batyr
  • SafeTalk

Meet some of our entertainers!

Yvonne Bocman - Music Artist 

Yvonne Bocman Music Artist Empowered Minds  

"I'm a singer-songwriter from Sydney, I make indie/alternative pop music. I am currently working on an album in the studio. I have a song coming out this year and am currently offering services as a wedding singer and other events! - Yvonne | Instagram @yvonbeee, TikTok @yvonbeeee

Gem - Music Artist 


Gem is a 19 year old artist who invites you to join him on his musical journey. A self taught musician with influences of classic rock and orchestra, he has been playing music since the age of 3. With a rock and roll attitude and a conductor’s grace, Gem orchestrates a fusion of sounds through his rhythmic energy and moving melodies. With genres of rock, orchestral, ambient, acoustic, and theatrical all converging into a single, electrifying experience. Instagram @gemmy.2022, TikTok @gemmy.2022


Febby - Yoga Instructor



"I'm Febby, a certified yoga instructor and mental health advocate. Yoga has been my lifeline in coping with stress, anxiety and mental/physical barriers. I'm passionate about sharing its transformative power with fellow young people!" - Febby





"Hey awesome young leaders! Join me at a workshop focused on empowering YOU through personal growth and development. Don't miss out on this epic journey of self-discovery and impact. See you there!" - Yehsal


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