Personal Development Programme
This programme is run in conjunction with Action Education and serves as the first step in the journey towards becoming a counsellor on the Youthline Helpline, but people may choose to attend this as a stand-alone course for their own personal growth and to improve their self awareness and communication skills (and to have a really interesting experience and meet lots of great people).
It is a lively and varied programme, using experiential activities, games, discussions and a bit of interesting theory to give you lots of opportunities to find out more about yourself and build better communication and relationship-building skills as well. It is also great for helping you learn more about working in a team, managing difference and conflict, building self esteem and confidence, goal setting and trust.
Personal Development is open to all people 17 years and over.
Youth Advisory Group
A Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a group of young people who provide input or undertake tasks for organisations, services, or projects related to youth. It is about giving you an opportunity to participate meaningfully in things that affect you and helping organisations and services to get it right when working with youth.
You don’t need any special experience or skills to join a YAG, just an interest in having your say and supporting your community. The YAG is facilitated by Youthline youth workers who will support the group to develop the right skills to complete projects.
What do they do?
A YAG works on range of stuff like: