March 21 - 27, 2021: Issue 488
Our Youth page is for young people aged 13+ - if you are younger than this we have news for you in the Children's page. News items and articles run at the top of this page. Information, local resources, events and local organisations, sports groups etc. are at the base of this page. All Previous pages for you are listed in Past Features
For you this week:
2021 Budget Estimates Inquiry Brings Up Mona Vale Hospital Emergency Department And The NSW Budget On Health Of 30 Billion
Life Saving Events Of The 2021 NSW State Championships: Great Results From SLS SNB Members
Pictures: 2021 Pittwater Challenge - Round 1 Of PNSW Harbour Series
Aquatics NSW Masters Surf Life Saving Championships 2021
New Zealand Win The 36th America's Cup: Spithill Signals Intention To Return For 37th
Park Bench Philosopher Taking The Federal 'Environment' Minister To Court: With Australian Ecosystems Collapsing, Major Rivers 'Functionally Extinct', Koalas 2nd To The Logging $ - When Will Enough Be Enough?
Food Dine & Discover In Pittwater: By Postcode - Suburb The NSW Government has launched Dine & Discover NSW to encourage the community to get out and about and support dining, arts and tourism businesses. As we head into the Autumn School Holidays a list of what's available in our area, by postcode, heading south. You can look up participants for all areas simply by entering the suburb name or postcode at: dine-and-discover/business-finder
DIY Ideas Dealing with Storm Events: Flooding inside and around the home - how to Be Prepared Back-to-back storm events can put your home at risk of flooding. Knowing what to do before, during, and after a flood reduces the stress of dealing with this as you simply follow the steps needed to keep you and your family and furry or feathered loved ones safe. This Issue we'd like to share some timely tips from those who work in this field on what you can do when you need to and where you can download 'lists' of what to have prepared to take with you should you receive an order to evacuate.
Shane Fitzsimmons Leads Charge For Graffiti Removal Day 2021 - on Sunday 28 March 2021
Avalon Place Plan Open For Feedback - Feedback Closes May 16
The Finalists of the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards were announced on Thursday 10 December 2020 and Barrenjoey High Schools' Maja Dalby-Ball Olson was among them. The BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards are Australia's most prestigious school science and engineering awards. Finalists also have the chance to represent the Awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair.
Having completed her HSC through Barrenjoey High School in 2020, and excelled despite the challenges learning remotely imposed, Maja remains passionate about Aboriginal Studies, Flora, Fauna, Paramedicine and Disaster Management and is currently pursing more study in a Tasmanian university.
In 2020 Maja was the local Young Volunteer of the Year.
The citation reads;
HSC student Maja Dalby-Ball Olsen spreads her volunteering hours across many organisations including the local SES and Surf Life Saving organisations as well as the local Youth Council. She was also a part-time carer to five baby ring tail possums through the local WIRES service.
This week a small insight into one of our young adults who has a connection to place, to people and aspirations for creating a better future for us all, even if her way is to go about doing that quietly.
Although the instances when pilots have had to take the recourse of landing on our beaches have been few, there have been very few beaches that have missed out on a sudden visitation, and of course, these events occurred when our area was far less populated than it is today.
The reaction of residents and visitors was one of surprise, of course, but the incidents and the marvelling over those 'magnificent men (and women) in their flying machines' stayed in the memories of the witnesses and made the newspapers and journals of their times.
It's not only emergency touchdowns that have marked our connection with aviation - everything from joy flights from Narrabeen Lagoon's perimeters during 'dry' years to those who first dreamed up having aquatic seaplanes and Narrabeen and Pittwater as part of their routes has been seen here and is still.
A Storm At Night.
Wailing comes the south breeze, heralding the gale,
The awning on my balcony is cracking like a sail,
Cracking like a topsail, while beneath the din
My heart is singing to the tune of "No, I won't go in!"
White-maned horses gallop in the bay beneath;
The trumpet blast has maddened them, the bit between their teeth;
Now the rain has caught them with a whiplash hiss—
And who would shut himself away from pageantry like this?
Watching drowsy-warm, 'twixt ranked verandah bars
The charging, massed cloud-cavalry come blotting out the stars,
Streaming manes and pennons swept across the sky—
I ponder, "Some would rather sleep, perhaps, but never I!"
Just beyond the rain's reach, safe I wait what comes
To shrieking bugle-blasts of wind and thunder's rolling drums,
Purring in my white bed, huddled soft and warm,
While on the whole horizon flares the splendour of the storm.
—Dorothea Mackellar, Pittwater, 1933
Dorothea Mackellar in 1918
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition 2021 Entries Now Open
2021 OPTIONAL THEME: "RICH AND RARE"
''Our poets are encouraged to take inspiration from wherever they may find it, however if they are looking for some direction, competition participants are invited to use this year's optional theme to inspire their entries."
In 2021, the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society has chosen the theme “Rich and Rare.” As always, it is an optional theme, so please write about whatever topic sparks your poetic genius.
For a copy of the wonderful theme poster, please click here.
HOW TO ENTER
*PLEASE NOTE: If you're registering as an individual student, put your HOME address in your personal details and not your SCHOOL'S address! The address you list is where your participation certificate will be posted!*
(primary school and secondary school, anytime during the competition period)
Teacher/parent - registration completed online (invoice will be emailed within 2 weeks of registration)
Log in to your page.
Enter student details and submit poem(s) (cut and paste or type in poem content direct to the webpage) PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD POEMS AS ATTACHMENTS AS THAT FUNCTION IS FOR POSTAL ENTRIES ONLY.
Repeat step 3 for every student/individual poem.
PLEASE SEE HERE FOR A DETAILED PDF ON ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS.
Have a read of the judges' reports from the previous year. They contain some very helpful advice for teachers and parents alike!
It is recommended for schools to appoint a coordinator for the competition.
Only a teacher/parent can complete the registration form on behalf of the student/child.
Log-in details: username is the email address and a password of your choice.
Log-in details can be given to other teachers/students for poem submission in class/at home.
Log-in as many times as necessary during the competition period.
Teachers can view progress by monitoring the number and content of entries.
Individual entries are accepted if the school is not participating or a child is home schooled. Parent needs to complete the registration form with their contact details. Please indicate 'individual entry' under school name and home postal address under school address.
Invoice for the entry fee will be sent to the registered email address within 2 weeks.
‘Participation certificate only’ option available for schools where pre-selection of entries has been carried out. Poems under this option will not be sent to judges, students will still receive participation certificate for their efforts.
Please read the Conditions of Entry before entering. Entries accepted: March 1 to June 30, results announced during early September.
Full steam ahead for iconic locomotive 3801
A defining part of Australia’s steam train history returned to the rails last weekend after more than a decade.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the widely adored steam locomotive 3801 is returning to passenger service after a $3.5 million dollar NSW Government funded overhaul, offering customers a unique view of our steam rail history.
“From this weekend, 3801 will offer customers the chance to go back in time with regular one-hour shuttle rides departing from Central Station,” Mr Toole said.
“No other steam engine in Australia has captured the imagination of rail enthusiasts and the public as much as 3801, so this is an exciting opportunity for people across NSW to take a trip on the State’s most iconic steam locomotive.
“This starts a new chapter in the life of the historic and much loved locomotive.
“I would like to thank the volunteers and staff who have worked closely with Transport Heritage NSW in the past decade to make this all possible.”
In the next few months 3801 will also make trips to the Southern Highlands, Albury, Wagga Wagga, Junee, the Blue Mountains and towns in western and northern NSW, sharing the magic of the steam era right across the state.
When 3801 first launched in 1943, it instantly changed the image of the NSW Railways with its streamlined art-deco style.
3801 made its first journey from Central Station in 1943 and operated as an express passenger locomotive and later as a freight locomotive until being formally withdrawn from service in 1962.
It became famous for being the only steam locomotive to have travelled to all mainland Australian states and territories.
For more information on the 3801 and the regional tour visit HERE
World-class standard for Vocational Education and Training
March 18, 2021
The NSW Government will embark on a new reform as part of accepting and implementing all five recommendations from the Gonski-Shergold Review of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
The NSW Government has committed to:
- Establishing Careers NSW
- Establishing a new form of tertiary education known as NSW Institute of Applied Technology (IAT)
- Advocating for VET student loans, similar to the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS), to be established. Work will continue with the Federal Government on the scheme
- Improving the quality of vocational education made available in high schools
- Consulting with industry experts on VET course curriculums.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian thanked Mr David Gonski AC and Professor Peter Shergold AC who led the extensive review into the VET sector.
“Mr Gonski and Professor Shergold have provided the government with new and innovative recommendations to ensure our training industry remains at the cutting edge and is relevant to a post COVID-19 economy,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The government’s record $107 billion spend in infrastructure has created a huge demand for tradies but we also need to upskill the workforce for emerging industries like 3D printing, robotics and other technology industries.
“If we are serious about having the best skilled workforce in the world, we have to do things a bit differently.
“The exciting new model of education will see industry and universities partner with TAFE at Meadowbank and Kingswood campuses to ensure NSW is set up to take advantage of the changing workforce requirements.”
The NSW Government will use the report’s findings to advocate for the Commonwealth’s VET Student Loan scheme to be expanded to put VET study on an even financial playing field with university studies.
The IAT will be a new model of tertiary education that will fully integrate the theoretical study of university with the practical training of vocational education. Students will be able to study flexibly for example, a student can complete a Certificate IV in year one, progress to a diploma in year two and have the option of achieving a Bachelor in Applied Technology in year three.
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the recommendations will elevate the NSW VET system to an enviable standard.
“Our VET sector has already led the way in training frontline workers who have safeguarded our economy from the effects of a global pandemic and today’s announcement will further bolster the sector to a world-class standard.”
“The report highlights the skills industry needs are evolving and our VET sector must continue to evolve and remain accessible to ensure the people of NSW continue to undertake vocational education to drive NSW forward.”
Mr David Gonski AC said the recommendations were developed with a number of stakeholders.
“Consultation was undertaken with academics, industry associations, government and non-government school sectors and training providers to provide a holistic review of the challenges the sector is facing,” Mr Gonski said.
Professor Peter Shergold AC said the recommendations will also seek to enhance the status and improve the quality and accessibility of vocational education in high schools.
“Furthering the relevance and breadth of VET available in high schools is a significant step towards getting students interested in pursuing a vocational career,” Professor Shergold said.
Today’s announcements are in addition to the establishment of Careers NSW announced yesterday.
Support to Help Young People in Online or Digital Employment Services into Work
March 17, 2021
The Australian Government is providing more opportunities for thousands of young Australians to get into work and training.
Until 30 June 2022, the Australian Government’s Youth Advisory Sessions initiative will help connect up to 15,000 young people with youth employment specialists.
This assistance will help them remain connected to the labour market and encourage them to stay motivated and resilient when looking for work.
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, says these specialists will help young people aged 15 to 24 stay connected to the workforce.
“We know young people have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to help as many of them as possible to find work,” Minister Cash said.
“That’s why we’re providing access to free Youth Advisory Sessions to help young people stay engaged and supported.”
Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services, the Hon Luke Howarth MP, said up to three one-hour advisory sessions are free for young people with a Transition to Work provider.
“We want to ensure that young people are supported, can access help to stay motivated, and are ready to take up job opportunities as the economy continues to recover,” Assistant Minister Howarth said.
“These sessions will also help young people identify jobs in industries locally, and who are expecting the most employment growth in the medium term.”
These sessions are part of the $21.9 million Faster Connections and Greater Support for Young People measure, which was unveiled in the 2020-21 Budget.
“The Australian Government is providing unprecedented support for young people who are looking for work, including the $4 billion JobMaker Hiring Credit and the $1.2 billion Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement wage subsidy,” Minister Cash said.
Attending a Youth Advisory Session (YAS) can help you:
- improve your job search skills
- write a resume that will get you noticed
- prepare for a great interview
- connect with education, training and other support services
For more information on Youth Advisory Sessions, visit jobactive.gov.au/YAS
New skipper for Breakers in Fire double
All-rounder Sammy-Jo Johnson has been named to lead NSW just six games into her Breakers career, taking the reigns from Alyssa Healy who is on international duty.
Johnson, 28, who is from northern NSW but had until this summer played all her senior cricket for Queensland and the Brisbane Heat, will captain a 13-player squad in crucial matches against her former side at North Sydney Oval on Friday and Sunday.
With Healy, Rachael Haynes, Ash Gardner and Hannah Darlington all part of the Australian squad in New Zealand, there are four changes to the Breakers contingent that beat the ACT in back to back matches earlier this month.
Experienced all-rounder Lisa Griffith, keeper/batter Maddy Darke and rising star Phoebe Litchfield all re-join the squad, while Dubbo’s exciting fast bowling prospect Emma Hughes is in line to make her Breakers debut.
Powerful hitting opening bowler Johnson becomes NSW’s 30th women’s captain and said she felt privileged to have been given the honour.
“I have played a lot of cricket in Queensland but I'm very proud to finally be wearing the Baggy Blue because that was a childhood dream," Johnson said.
"I'm extremely excited about the opportunity to lead this team and it's something I will treasure.
“These next two matches against Queensland are really important and I believe this squad has the talent and belief to play the brand of cricket we as the Breakers wish to showcase.
"If we put that on the park the results will hopefully lead to us having the opportunity to fight for the trophy in the final."
The Breakers (17 points) currently sit third on the WNCL ladder with three consecutive wins, a tie, three bonus points and two losses from their opening six games. They trail second placed Tasmania by just two points but the Breakers have a game in hand.
Queensland are just a point adrift of NSW in fourth.
NSW Breakers squad for fixtures against the QLD Fire (Friday 19 March and Sunday 21 March) at North Sydney Oval:
Sammy-Jo Johnson (C)
Dom Thornely (Head Coach)
Ben Sawyer (Assistant Coach)
Mark McInnes (Assistant Coach)
Katie Ryan (Physio)
Sean Hardy (Strength and Conditioning)
Follow all the action via cricket.com.au, with Sunday’s game also set to be available on Kayo.
Book of the Month March 2021: The boy travellers in Australasia : adventures of two youths in a journey to the Sandwich, Marquesas, Society, Samoan and Feejee islands, and through the colonies of New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia
by Thomas Wallace Knox, 1835-1896; Harper & Brothers. pbl. Publication date 1889
New Shorebird Identification Booklet
The Migratory Shorebird Program has just released the third edition of its hugely popular Shorebird Identification Booklet. The team has thoroughly revised and updated this pocket-sized companion for all shorebird counters and interested birders, with lots of useful information on our most common shorebirds, key identification features, sighting distribution maps and short articles on some of BirdLife’s shorebird activities.
The booklet can be downloaded here in PDF file format: http://www.birdlife.org.au/documents/Shorebird_ID_Booklet_V3.pdf
Paper copies can be ordered as well, see http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/shorebirds-2020/counter-resources for details.
Download BirdLife Australia's children’s education kit to help them learn more about our wading birdlife
Shorebirds are a group of wading birds that can be found feeding on swamps, tidal mudflats, estuaries, beaches and open country. For many people, shorebirds are just those brown birds feeding a long way out on the mud but they are actually a remarkably diverse collection of birds including stilts, sandpipers, snipe, curlews, godwits, plovers and oystercatchers. Each species is superbly adapted to suit its preferred habitat. The Red-necked Stint is as small as a sparrow, with relatively short legs and bill that it pecks food from the surface of the mud with, whereas the Eastern Curlew is over two feet long with a exceptionally long legs and a massively curved beak that it thrusts deep down into the mud to pull out crabs, worms and other creatures hidden below the surface.
Some shorebirds are fairly drab in plumage, especially when they are visiting Australia in their non-breeding season, but when they migrate to their Arctic nesting grounds, they develop a vibrant flush of bright colours to attract a mate. We have 37 types of shorebirds that annually migrate to Australia on some of the most lengthy and arduous journeys in the animal kingdom, but there are also 18 shorebirds that call Australia home all year round.
What all our shorebirds have in common—be they large or small, seasoned traveller or homebody, brightly coloured or in muted tones—is that each species needs adequate safe areas where they can successfully feed and breed.
The National Shorebird Monitoring Program is managed and supported by BirdLife Australia.
This project is supported by Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority and Hunter Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. Funding from Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and Port Phillip Bay Fund is acknowledged.
The National Shorebird Monitoring Program is made possible with the help of over 1,600 volunteers working in coastal and inland habitats all over Australia.
The National Shorebird Monitoring program (started as the Shorebirds 2020 project initiated to re-invigorate monitoring around Australia) is raising awareness of how incredible shorebirds are, and actively engaging the community to participate in gathering information needed to conserve shorebirds.
In the short term, the destruction of tidal ecosystems will need to be stopped, and our program is designed to strengthen the case for protecting these important habitats.
In the long term, there will be a need to mitigate against the likely effects of climate change on a species that travels across the entire range of latitudes where impacts are likely.
The identification and protection of critical areas for shorebirds will need to continue in order to guard against the potential threats associated with habitats in close proximity to nearly half the human population.
Here in Australia, the place where these birds grow up and spend most of their lives, continued monitoring is necessary to inform the best management practice to maintain shorebird populations.
BirdLife Australia believe that we can help secure a brighter future for these remarkable birds by educating stakeholders, gathering information on how and why shorebird populations are changing, and working to grow the community of people who care about shorebirds.
To find out more visit: http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/shorebirds-2020/shorebirds-2020-program
The world at your finger tips: Online
With current advice to stay at home and self-isolate, when you come in out of the garden, have had your fill of watching movies and want to explore something new, there's a whole world of books you can download, films you can watch and art galleries you can stroll through - all from at home and via the internet. This week a few suggestions of some of the resources available for you to explore and enjoy. For those who have a passion for Art - this month's Artist of the Month is the Online Australian Art Galleries and State Libraries where you can see great works of art from all over the world and here - both older works and contemporary works.
Also remember the Project Gutenberg Australia - link here- has heaps of great books, not just focused on Australian subjects but fiction works by popular authors as well. Well worth a look at.
Short Stories for Teenagers you can read for free online
StoryStar is an online resource where you can access and read short stories for teenagers.
Storystar is a totally FREE short stories site featuring some of the best short stories online, written by/for kids, teens, and adults of all ages around the world, where short story writers are the stars, and everyone is free to shine! Storystar is dedicated to providing a free place where everyone can share their stories. Stories can entertain us, enlighten us, and change us. Our lives are full of stories; stories of joy and sorrow, triumph and tragedy, success and failure. The stories of our lives matter. Share them. Sharing stories with each other can bring us closer together and help us get to know one another better. Please invite your friends and family to visit Storystar to read, rate and share all the short stories that have been published here, and to tell their stories too.
StoryStar headquarters are located on the central Oregon coast.
NFSA - National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
The doors may be temporarily closed but when it comes to the NFSA, we are always open online. We have content for Kids, Animal Lovers, Music fans, Film buffs & lots more.
You can explore what’s available online at the NFSA, see more in the link below.
NLA Ebooks - Free To Download
The Internet Archive and Digital Library
The Internet Archive is an American digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitised materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies, videos, moving images, and millions of public-domain books. There's lots of Australian materials amongst the millions of works on offer.
Avalon Youth Hub: More Meditation Spots
Green Team Beach Cleans
The Project Gutenberg Library of Australiana
Australian writers, works about Australia and works which may be of interest to Australians.This Australiana page boasts many ebooks by Australian writers, or books about Australia. There is a diverse range; from the journals of the land and sea explorers; to the early accounts of white settlement in Australia; to the fiction of 'Banjo' Paterson, Henry Lawson and many other Australian writers.
The list of titles form part of the huge collection of ebooks freely downloadable from Project Gutenberg Australia. Follow the links to read more about the authors and titles and to read and/or download the ebooks.
Research shows that one in five Australian children aged 8 to 17 has been the target of cyberbullying in the past year. The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner can help you make a complaint, find someone to talk to and provide advice and strategies for dealing with these issues.
Make a Complaint
The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015 gives the power to provide assistance in relation to serious cyberbullying material. That is, material that is directed at a particular child with the intention to seriously embarrass, harass, threaten or humiliate.
Before you make a complaint you need to have:
- copies of the cyberbullying material to upload (eg screenshots or photos)
- reported the material to the social media service (if possible) at least 48 hours ago
- at hand as much information as possible about where the material is located
- 15-20 minutes to complete the form
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is Australia's leader in online safety. The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline.
We provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.
Our goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely.
National Training Complaints Hotline – 13 38 73
The National Training Complaints Hotline is accessible on 13 38 73 (Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm nationally) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sync Your Breathing with this - to help you Relax
Send In Your Stuff
All Are Welcome, All Belong!
Youth Source: Northern Sydney Region
Apprenticeships and traineeships info
headspace Brookvale provides services to young people aged 12-25. If you are a young person looking for health advice, support and/or information,headspace Brookvale can help you with:
• Mental health • Physical/sexual health • Alcohol and other drug services • Education and employment services
If you ever feel that you are:
• Alone and confused • Down, depressed or anxious • Worried about your use of alcohol and/or other drugs • Not coping at home, school or work • Being bullied, hurt or harassed • Wanting to hurt yourself • Concerned about your sexual health • Struggling with housing or accommodation • Having relationship problems • Finding it hard to get a job
Or if you just need someone to talk to… headspace Brookvale can help! The best part is our service is free, confidential and youth friendly.
headspace Brookvale is open from Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm so if you want to talk or make an appointment give us a call on (02) 9937 6500. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you to make a referral on your behalf.
When you first come to headspace Brookvale you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff. You will then talk with a member of our headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team. The headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team consists of three workers, who will work with you around whatever problems you are facing. Depending on what's happening for you, you may meet with your Youth Access Worker a number of times or you may be referred on to a more appropriate service provider.
A number of service providers are operating out of headspace Brookvale including Psychologists, Drug & Alcohol Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Employment Services and more! If we can't find a service operating withinheadspace Brookvale that best suits you, the Youth Access Team can also refer you to other services in the Sydney area.
eheadspace provides online and telephone support for young people aged 12-25. It is a confidential, free, secure space where you can chat, email or talk on the phone to qualified youth mental health professionals.
Click here to go to eheadspace
For urgent mental health assistance or if you are in a crisis please call the Northern Sydney 24 hour Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511
Need Help Right NOW??
kids help line: 1800 55 1800 - www.kidshelpline.com.au
lifeline australia - 13 11 14 - www.lifeline.org.au
headspace Brookvale is located at Level 2 Brookvale House, 1A Cross Street Brookvale NSW 2100 (Old Medical Centre at Warringah Mall). We are nearby Brookvale Westfield's bus stop on Pittwater road, and have plenty of parking under the building opposite Bunnings. More at: www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-brookvale
Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) Practice run Online
NCYLC is a community legal centre dedicated to providing advice to children and young people. NCYLC has developed a Cyber Project called Lawmail, which allows young people to easily access free legal advice from anywhere in Australia, at any time.
NCYLC was set up to ensure children’s rights are not marginalised or ignored. NCYLC helps children across Australia with their problems, including abuse and neglect. The AGD, UNSW, KWM, Telstra and ASIC collaborate by providing financial, in-kind and/or pro bono volunteer resources to NCYLC to operate Lawmail and/or Lawstuff.
If you’re aged 5-25 the Kids Helpline provides free and confidential online and phone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 55 1800. You can chat with us about anything… What’s going on at home, stuff with friends. Something at school or feeling sad, angry or worried. You don’t have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.
You can Webchat, email or phone. Always remember - Everyone deserves to be safe and happy. You’re important and we are here to help you. Visit: https://kidshelpline.com.au/kids/