Youthline offers an education service for young people, youth groups and schools. We aim to increase awareness about Youthline's services, and work to support young people to develop social skills and a sense of positive self-esteem.
We also provide information about a range of topics that directly affect young people. It is important that young people are well informed and aware of the services available to them.
They also need to know where to go for help and support.
Our education service offers a range of fun and interactive talks and workshops. We are happy to work with you to tailor programmes to the needs of schools and students.
If you would like a guest speaker/s or a facilitator/s to be part of your student leadership training, classroom, or other session we would love to hear from you. We are beginning to do our planning for 2014 and are happy to book in educational visits for both 2013 and 2014.
We are a not for profit organisation and do rely on annual grants to continue providing these services. We therefore request some assistance with travel costs for our facilitation and may require support with resources. We will do our best to work with as many schools as possible.
If you would like some Youthline resources (including: wallet cards, posters, brochures and information sheets) please feel free to contact us and we will happily post or deliver these to you. Our wallet cards are great resources for students or young people who might need extra support or someone to talk to outside of school hours.
Youthline Wellington also runs an On-going Education Programme, focused on training for our counsellors. There are up to six sessions per year and each session runs for two hours in the evening. These sessions look at issues that are relevant to working with young people. Topics chosen for individual sessions are usually informed by the themes that come up on our counselling line, and have recently included topics such as earthquake support; sexual violence disclosure; adolescent mental health awareness; effective strategies working with youth; and bulling and harassment.
We see this as an opportunity that should be shared and therefore the sessions are available to other likeminded organisations, school counsellors, youth workers and health professionals as the topics are often relevant to their practices as well. We are often lucky enough to have guest speakers come and share their knowledge. A gold coin koha/donation would be greatly appreciated.