Refugee Week raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
There are heaps of events going on across Australia you can search by state for events here.
Check out more on the Refugee Week website.
The Human Rights Commission has launched a video clip for the song, ‘What you say matters’, performed by Indigenous hip-hop artist Brothablack and featuring students from James Meehan High School in Macquarie Fields, South West Sydney.
“This clip is part of an innovative anti-racism resource aimed at young people, which is associated with our racism It Stops With Me campaign,” said Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs. “It features the young people who designed and performed the scenarios depicted in the video clip in response to the issue of racism in the world around us and to Brothablack’s lyrics.”
Check out the clip here: What you say matters. Racism. It stops with me. Feat Brotherblack
Can massage ease the symptoms of depression? Does art therapy help? Will St John’s Wort fix the blues? How effective is light therapy? beyondblue and researchers at the Centre for Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne have just updated the user-friendly booklet ‘A guide to what works for depression in young people’. The guide provides a summary of the scientific evidence for treatment approaches under the categories lifestyle and complementary interventions, psychological interventions and medical interventions.
Headspace ambassador Maxi from Bondi Rescue shares his experience of speaking with professionals for Men’s Health Week.
If you would like to speak to someone contact the beyondblue support service on 1300 22 4636 or web chat (chat online from 4-10pm). You can also contact our friends at Headspace to find a centre near you or check out their eheadspace service.
Watch the video here: Maxi from Bondi Rescue speaks with Headspace
Introducing Man Therapy. Meet Dr Brian Ironwood, and start talking about your manly man issues in a manly way: www.mantherapy.org.au
Are you a man? Or do you have a man in your life (brother, uncle, Dad, boyfriend) who needs to take care of himself in a manly way? Tell him to check out Dr Brian Ironwood at Man Therapy!
Check out the latest in our Vlog (online diary) series. Kate isn’t having a great time at school, doesn’t fit in, and now she’s been suspended - so where can she go from here? Kate’s vlog is based on real life posts from Youthbeyondblue’s Share Your Story
Youthbeyondblue supports Reconciliation week and working in partnership Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Youthbeyondblue was the proud sponsor of the filming of Miss NAIDOC held in Perth on Saturday May 26. Miss NAIDOC will be The screened on WTV and viewed online later in June – we’ll let you know when the show will goes to air. Miss NAIDOC gives young people an opportunity to represent their community and culture and feel proud and deadly. Feeling good about yourself and being supported by family and community is essential to feeling connected and strong.
Recognition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures across our country is important for us to build a fair society where everyone has the chance to be healthy and strong. Youthbeyondblue looks forward to further opportunities to work with youths and strengthen our contribution to Reconciliation.
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to this issue.
beyondblue is committed to raising awareness about these issues and helping to reduce the discrimination faced by GLBTI communities.
Many GLBTI people report to dealing surprisingly well with systemic discrimination, and most do not experience depression or any other mental health condition. However, experiences with discrimination and stigmatisation can lead to a higher likelihood of emotional distress, depression and anxiety.
Check beyondblue’s Left Handed Campaign and Rob and Marlee’s personal stories here
Have some experience and want to make your next short film? (filmmakers)
New to film-making, and want to develop or learn new skills? (film crew)
Get the chance to make, or crew on a short film in Open Channel’s upcoming training production initiative.
Your film will be broadcast nationally on National Indigenous Television (NITV), giving you your first credit in the business!
Creators will also own the film that they make.
To be eligible, you must identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be available to make a film part-time between June and September 2013.
Participants have the opportunity to be commissioned in their role, participate in training or upskilling workshops, and access the latest production equipment and specialised professional support. New learners also have the opportunity to complete a Nationally recognised Certificate III in Media qualification.
For an application kit or more information, contact Dan on (03) 86109300 or email email@example.com
Get to know anxiety - check out this personal story on hot and cold flushes.
The symptoms of anxiety are sometimes not all that obvious as they often develop gradually and, given that we all experience some anxiety at some points in time, it can be hard to know how much is too much.
Some common symptoms include:
These are just some of a number of symptoms that may be experienced. For more information click here.
To watch personal stories of people who have experienced these symptoms head to our YouTube channel. Many of these people first experienced anxiety symptoms as a teenager and they share their story of what has helped them recover.
1 in 4 people experience anxiety, most don’t recognise the symptoms.
Check out beyondblue’s new campaign ‘I Am Anxiety’ and get to know the signs and symptoms.
For more information of anxiety click here.
We were inundated with entries for the National Youth Week Competition. Check out the winners plus the best of the best entries on our Facebook page.
A big congratulations to Roisin winner of the Surfboard and to Cameron and Marie who each took out a $100 Ozmosis voucher.
On Saturday 20th April, Bronwyn Collins shared her personal story in front of 200 people at the Victorian National Youth Week closing event. It was a very moving story and you can read the speech here.
If you identify with her story and want to speak with some on you can call our Support Service on 1300 22 4636 or check out the Get Help section of the website.
From the time we wake up in the morning to when we go to bed at night, we ask a lot of our minds and bodies. So, if we want to get the most out of life, we need to keep our minds and bodies healthy now and in the future. There are quite a few simple things that we can do to help us. We can find ways to relax and manage stress (e.g. play a musical, instrument or go to the gym) or we can think positively and speak to ourselves in a helpful way. There are heaps more great ideas on how to stay well, so why not read about them here
It’s the last weekend of National Youth Week. We hope you had a chance to be involved in some amazing events.
Have you entered our surfboard competition? If not check out all the details here http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/home/national-youth-week-2013/
It’s super easy to enter and you could win a $1000 Surfboard or one of two $100 Ozmosis vouchers.
National Youth Week is just around the corner (Friday 5th April - Sunday 14th April)
Do you want to get your hands on…
Then click here to be taken to our NYW 2013 page for all the details.
Remember Be active. Be happy. Be you. this National Youth Week.
Youthbeyondblue is giving away an awesome surfboard (thanks to Ozmosis) and $100 Ozmosis vouchers as part of National Youth Week 2013. If you are aged between 12 and 25 snap a photo of yourself best representing this year’s NYW theme Be active. Be happy. Be you. Enter your photo along with a caption here between 8 March and 14 April to be in the running.
If you are 12-25 years old in the Fremantle area and would like to join in our youth consultations this Thursday 14th from 5-7pm please email firstname.lastname@example.org for all the details.
The consultations will inform the redevelopment of the Youthbeyondblue website. We want to hear from you, what you want and what you need!
Ybb are creating new digital media on how to talk about mental health with a friend and how adults can talk about mental health with young people.
We’d love you to tell us if we are on the right track by completing this 2 minute survey…
Are you 12-25 years old? Talking About Mental Health with a Friend
Are you a significant adult in a young persons life? Talking About Mental Health with Young People