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Latest news: Young people

Australia’s largest survey of young people shows effects of COVID

The 10-year GENERATION study, led by the ANU, examined the experiences of more than 18,000 Year 10 students across Australia

Trauma key factor in young people using violence in the home

Systems which categorise young people as either perpetrators or victim-survivors has left services unable to recognise the ongoing impacts of trauma on young people who have experienced adult-perpetrated domestic and family violence or who may have other unmet support needs.

44% of young Canberrans have experienced racism, report finds

More than eight in 10 (80 per cent of) ACT children and young people surveyed last year have witnessed racism and 44 per cent have experienced racism themselves, according to a report released today by the ACT Children and Young People Commissioner.

Young Canberrans’ wellbeing data shows room for improvement

The wellbeing of children and young people in the ACT compares well with national data, but there are areas where the ACT needs to improve, a new report reveals.

Young Aussies’ life satisfaction falls during pandemic

Young Australians have suffered the greatest drop in life satisfaction during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ANU states.

GreenLaw founder Annika Reynolds’ ‘has hope for the future’

Founding GreenLaw while still at ANU, Annika Reynolds is focused on empowering the next generation to be integral within climate action.

ACT Cub Scouts ‘walk across Mars’

The ACT Cub Scouts were challenged to collectively walk the distance equivalent to the circumference of Mars, and they did more than expected.

Menslink’s Great Walk: Building resilience for Canberra’s young guys

Menslink is holding its most ambitious fundraiser for young guys in need: a ‘Great Walk’ around Canberra’s Centenary Trail.

Pop-up bid to boost ACT youth vaccine rate

More pop-up or walk-in clinics could be rolled out in the ACT in a bid to boost coronavirus vaccine rates among young people.

Small steps for young Australians on Headspace Day

The idea for Headspace Day 2021, today, is to encourage young people to focus on the future, by laying small, everyday steps that support their mental wellbeing.

Refurbished home for at-risk youth gets funding boost

A home in Canberra will be refurbished to provide a safe, short-term home for young people in need of urgent support, thanks to funding in the upcoming ACT Budget and from the Rotary Club of Canberra, in association with the Youth Coalition of the ACT.

Inspiring young rural women win leadership opportunity

“These rural trailblazers are the future, and deserve a seat at the decision-making table,” says Country to Canberra CEO Han Worsley. The prestigious annual Country to Canberra Leadership Competition has been won this...

CatholicCare supports the mental health of young people during lockdown

This week, the ACT Government gave CatholicCare $40,000 to help young Canberrans with moderate to severe mental health issues.