Kwinana’s Disengaged Youth Re-Engage Through Bike Restoration

Kwinana’s most disengaged youth will get the opportunity to re-engage through a bike rescue program that will boost their mental health. 10 of the community’s most disengaged young people were chosen for the program “Dismantle” to be re-engaged by building and restoring bikes using Dialectic Behavourial Therapy, a mental health therapy practice. Kwinana Youth Services…

More WA Youth Worried About Mental Health

Young Western Australians are more concerned about mental health following a new report into youth concerns, as calls increase for better mental health support for the State’s youth. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2018 revealed the number of the State’s youth who rated mental health as the number one issue rose by almost 10%, in the…

City of Kwinana highlights importance of Youth Work

The importance of the Youth Work profession will be highlighted at an afternoon tea today, in celebration of Youth Work Week. The City of Kwinana’s Zone Youth Space is presenting this event as an opportunity to hear about the work conducted in the community, discuss the changing landscape for youth work, and celebrate the incredible…

Smaller Homes a Future Choice for Youth as Government Promotes Alternative Housing

The McGowan Government has claimed young WA homebuyers and renters are not aware of their housing options, as it promotes smaller homes as a revolution to WA’s housing market. Housing Minister Peter Tinley said cheaper alternative housing choices including small homes and apartments needed to be offered to Western Australians, following the government’s plans to…

Children’s Commissioner Calls For Better Acknowledgement of Youth Rights

WA’s Commissioner for Children and Young People has encouraged Western Australians to stand up for the rights of the state’s youth, stating their rights affect their wellbeing. Colin Pettit said more effort was needed to acknowledge the importance of youth rights in the public domain, because they were often not known despite their existence for…

Australians Face Financial Challenges if Retire Young: Expert

A financial expert has warned young Australians against building savings to retire young, claiming they would be unprepared for financial challenges going into the future. Curtin University instructor and certified financial planner Elson Goh claimed they are not thinking of their future needs by mass accumulating savings to stop working while young, while pressuring themselves…

Scitech celebrates 30th anniversary

Inspiring West Australian children, families and visitors in all reads of science, technology, engineering and maths has been Scitech’s mission for the last 30 years of operation. After opening on August 13th in 1988, by former Labor Deputy Premier and leading industry science and education leaders, Scitech has been home to important STEM education. Engaging…

More Support Needed For Youth Leaving Care: Greens

The WA Greens are calling for more support for young people leaving care, following a report revealing more than half of young people leaving care are not receiving help. Greens Child Protection spokesperson Alison Xamon claims young people leaving care were at greater risk of homelessness and unemployment, with the report ‘Young People Leaving Care’…