This section contains a list of useful links to organisations
and/or websites that can provide more information, specific detail
on a topic, or support and advice.
Headspace Ballarat www.headspace.org.au/ballarat or
headspace Ballarat opened in Ballarat in July 2013
and provides a range of free services
to young people aged 12-25 across: General health, Mental health
Alcohol & other drugs concerns, Education and vocation.
The cool stuff about headspace Ballarat is that you can
self-refer [online or in person], there are no costs for services,
and we are open until 7pm on Wednesday & Thursday
nights. The team at headspace Ballarat are passionate about
supporting young people. If you are not feeling yourself or want to
someone visit headspace Ballarat
Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc http://www.yacvic.org.au/youth/
YACVic is Victoria's peak body and leading policy advocate on
young people's rights. We're not so much a youth-work organisation
but a youth policy organisation, in that we advocate for the rights
of young people, through various channels, including community,
government and other youth organisations.
Youth Central, www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au
Youth Central is the Victorian Government's web-based initiative
for young people aged 12-25, filled to overflowing with great
information and articles about:
- How to find a job
- Courses you can study and training you can do
- What's on in your local area
- The latest release in movies, CDs and games
- People who are doing interesting things and making stuff
Infoxchange Australia is a non-profit organisation
dedicated to providing a quality up-to-date information service to
the young Australian community.
Like It Is, www.likeitis.org.au
Sick of reading stuff on SEX that doesn't tell you what
you really want to know? Well, likeitis
isn't like that... we'll tell you everything you need to know
exactly likeitis... with no frills, no judgements
and definitely no holds barred!
Love: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, www.lovegoodbadugly.com
A great, easy to navigate site about love, dating,
relationships, sex and what's Good, Bad and just plain
Say NO to Sexting, www.sayno.net.au
This pretty pink website has a ton of info and advice about
sexting; as well as true life stories of people who have been
affected by it.
The Open Book Project www.theopenbookproject.com
Read back over the pages of your teenage diary. The thoughts and
emotions that once filled your mind probably seem silly in
hindsight. Thing is, they're still very real for teenagers