Rainbow Network Victoria is one of six youth organisations to be given the green light to begin the development of a cyper safety programme for young people.read more
Last week, Youth Affairs Minister Ryan Smith announced Rainbow Network would be included in the $3.6 million, four year initiative webWise. Rainbow Network joins forces with Centre for Multicultural Youth, the Centre for Adult Education, the Koorie Heritage Trust, Women's Health Grampians and Youth Disability Advocacy Service to develop community-based, youth-led projects to tackle cyber-bullying and promote positive online experiences for all young people.
Could your organisation or group use up to $4000 to deliver community awareness programs?
Community Grants are coming soon- so start thinking about how you could use the money!
Mind the Gap/ SHADE (Sexual Health and Diversity Enterprise) community grants are designed to support innovative and creative projects encouraging young people to think about the choices they make about their sexual health and to celebrate sexual diversity in rural and regional areas!
Grants are only open to organisations that target young gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people aged 25 and under in rural and regional Victoria, particularly Barwon South West, Grampians, Mallee and Central Goldfields.read more
Great story of a family's support of their gender questioning young child on the Today Show.read more
Can technology help prevent mental illness in young people?
On Thursday 18th August, Associate Professor Jane Burns, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Young People, Technology and Wellbeing delivered an address to the National Press Club on the topic "The Happiness Highway: Leveraging technologies to improve wellbeing for young Australians".
In her address, Professor Burns spoke of our need to find technology solutions for young people who belong to vulnerable groups such as SSAY. She also spoke of the need to work on youth led online initiatives to stamp out homophobia.
To read an edited extracted of this address click on the link below:read more