|Manukau Newsletter January 2011|
|Youth Health Councils update|
|Youth Development Programmes Update|
|Taking Christamas to the kids|
|Youthline seminar series|
Manukau Centre Update
Our Manukau development site is busy once again after the holidays and over the next month the ground and first level walls will be taking shape. 2011 is going to be an exciting year and we are looking forward to the completion of the new centre and the development and growth that it will bring to the Manukau area!
We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following organisations:
As well as:
Fletcher Aluminum, Fletcher Reinforcing, Dimond Roofing, Firth Paving, Golden Bay Cement, Monier Bricks, Metropolitan Glass, Nebulite, Tasman Insulation NZ (Pink Batts), Placemakers Cook Street,The Laminex Group, Winstone Wallboards, Methven, Caroma Industries NZ, Clearlite Bathrooms, Chesters Plumbing and Drainage, Iplex Pipelines, Rheem New Zealand Limited, Cremer Lifts and Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited.
Txt ‘unlock to 4499 to donate $3
Phone 0900 YOUTH (96884) to donate $10
Happy New Year everyone! I Hope you have all enjoyed the festive season and managed to take a break, recharge the batteries and soak up plenty of sunshine.
We are all back into the groove of things with 2011 shaping up to be a very busy year for Youthline Manukau.
Alongside the construction of the youth development centre, our main goal is to connect with the youth of South Auckland. We have several plans in place to achieve this including:
-building and expanding the volunteer base
-engaging with the schools in South Auckland
- Implementing the Stand Up! programme
Another main focus of the year is our work with Youth Health Councils- we are holding the F.R.E.S.H Youth Health Councils Fono on the 31st of March which is sure to bring about some positive developments between new and existing YHC’s.
Already we have forged some great partnerships to give us a helping hand with everything we have going on and we will be sure to keep you updated on our progress!
Firstly we would like to say a huge thank you to our funders for providing us with the opportunity to allow the exciting plans for Youth Health Councils in 2011.
Initially this project was funded by the Counties Manukau District Health Board and now the ASB Communities trust have backed the project for 3 years allowing Youth Health Councils to develop in the wider Auckland area.
2011 is a big year for Youth Health Councils, engagement with schools, nurses, health providers and the community is well underway from 2010. Interest from existing Youth Health Councils in the support that Youthline can provide and also by schools wanting to set up Youth Health Councils has been very well received.
The main goal of the Youth Health Councils is to improve the health status of youth and raise awareness and interest in health careers.
We kickstart 2011 with the F.R.E.S.H Youth Health Councils Fono on 31st March.
The purpose of the fono is to:
-bring together members of existing and new YHC’s to equip themselves for their 2011 plans and projects
-to inspire them in their venture to make positive change
-create a community between the different YHC’s to support each other throughout the year
We have some exciting partnerships with organisations that believe in the positive impact a Youth Health Council can have, not only on a community or school but also on the members of the council and the opportunities that can unfold.
These partnerships include:
Subway Manukau have a loyalty programme with Youthline Manukau so that we are able to provide healthy meals for events and meetings as they support the ethos of YHC’s.
Diabetes Projects Trust supports YHC’s and have been an important collaboration partner with engagement and supporting projects.
AUT Manukau campus are looking at the possibilty of providing venue space and tertiary studies opportunities.
School workshops with YHC’s will be a main activity for the Youthline Manukau team, seeing us engaged on the ground level with our young people to support their work in YHC’s.
This year Youthline Manukau are working with key partnerships to further develop Youthline's youth development programme out here in Manukau.
This will be an opportunity for the young people of Manukau to get support and have a place to feel safe that is close to home.
The programme we are working on will provide a safe place for young people no matter what their sexual identity is, it will allow them to work on projects, personal development and building awareness- all while having plenty of fun and laughter along the way.
Youthline and Child, Youth and Family partnered over the Christmas period to bring Christmas to children who spent the festive season in care.
During the week leading up to Christmas, a team of Youthline youth workers dropped in to Child, Youth and Family homes based in Ellerslie, Otara, Manurewa and Blockhouse Bay bearing gifts of nappies, books and toys for the children and young people, donated by Child, Youth and Family and Youthline. Dressed as popular cartoon characters, the youth workers sang Christmas carols, distributed gifts and played games.
“Child, Youth and Family do a really important but hard job in our communities, especially around this time of year. We wanted to help them out and provide some joy for the children and young people in those services,” says Youthline Manukau manager Hannah Green.
“Something as small as taking a few hours out of our day to just spend some time with these young people can mean so much to them, and really make them feel special”.
“Youthline’s aim is to create communities that support young people to achieve their potential. It is our job to wrap around and link with services that help to hold all young people, and that assist to ensure they have a chance at becoming confident and contributing members of society”, says Stephen Bell, Youthline Auckland CEO.
"When Youthline approached us with the hope of doing something to make Christmas a little more special for our children in care we were really pleased. The wonderful idea of a 'travelling Christmas party' was very much appreciated by both the children and the caregivers.
It is a great example of the community and Child, Youth and Family working together," commented Child, Youth and Family site manager Nicolette Van der Schrieck.
This seminar will focus on understanding how to keep young people safe in relation to issues of abuse. It will cover Youthline’s paramountcy principal, questions to ask in cases of suspected abuse and the process of involving outside agencies in supporting young people in abusive situations.
Facilitated by: Smita Ramji
Day: Thursday, 17 February 2011
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Youthline – 145 St George St, Old Papatoetoe / Boardroom
Donation for members / $10 for non-members
Click here to find out more about the Youthline Youth Development Worker role:Youthline Youth Development Worker Advertisement - January 2011.pdf
Click on the link below to see the job description for the Youthline Ponsonby receptionist role:Youthline Receptionist Advertisement - January 2011.pdf