YOUTH AMBASSADORS SURVEY
Thank you, thank you so much for the support from your school in our recent consultations. First estimates have approximately 2,500 surveys completed by young people in the Monash area and we know your help in having us out to your school was a big help with this. As I’m sure you can understand, this is going to take us some time to analyse this amount of data, but the final report will definitely be shared with you, if you’re interested towards the end of the year.
MONASH YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
Quiksound Productions is proud to present the annual Monash Film Festival.
This annual event is for all movie fanatics and film-makers alike, and open to young people 10-25 years of age, who live, work, study or play in the City of Monash.
Animé, Drama, Romance, Comedy, Cartoon or anything in between, we want to see it all ON THE BIG SCREEN!
Entries close Sunday 11 August 2019 and shortlisted entries will be screened in front of family and friends on Wednesday 11 September 2019 at Century City Village Cinemas.
To enter and for more info visit www.monashyouth.org.au
REDUCING ALCOHOL RELATED HARM
Monash Health are running a workshop targeting alcohol related harm and risky drinking. This may be of interest to your school community and/or staff and is a totally free event. More info athttps://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=KINGSTON_ARTS&organ_val=30967&schedule=list&event_val=MKDA
RUM – Build a brighter future
Over 100 students attended this engaging and informative event back in May. Please find a short film produced by Holmesglen showcasing the event: https://holmesglen.ap.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=ec199a13-fafe-4fba-b3fd-aa790184d499
The forum was developed in response to feedback from CALD community leaders and service providers that many young people and parents are unfamiliar with trade vocational options and the benefits of a trade career. There’s a suspicion that taking up a trade means a low-income career and second class post-school education when they should be going to university. At the 2018 Monash Youth Forum, students identified that they feel great pressure to achieve and respond to expectations, particularly from their parents and peers. Likewise Monash Youth Services’ annual survey completed with local young people continually shows that educational, employment and career stress are key themes of concern for young people in Monash. Hence the message from the forum was that success comes in many different ways and that the key to choosing a career pathway is to be informed of all the options and to follow your interests and passion.
The Forum was an initiative of the Monash Multicultural and Settlement Services Network in partnership with Holmesglen Apprentice Support. For further information about apprenticeship pathways please contact Apprentice Central on 9564 1888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
Roll outs of Youth and Teen Mental First Aid training across Monash has begun! If your school is interested in having your year 10 students and/or your staff trained for free in Mental Health First Aid, please contact Karen at Monash Youth Services on 9518 3900.
This roll out is a joint initiative between City of Monash and Glen Waverley Rotary using State Government Pick My Project funding.
MYPRG PUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIA SURVEY
Monash Young Person's Reference Group (MYPRG) has identified public transport as an issue for youth at times. We would like feedback on young people’s experience with PTV (Public Transport Victoria). The survey takes 2 minutes to complete and will help improve public transport in the City of Monash.
The survey has a prize of a $50 gift voucher for one lucky person.
The survey closes on 30 September 2019 and the winner of the voucher announced on 7 October 2019.
Student Wellbeing Coodinator