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25.7.17Fire and Frost ball raises $40,000 for youth charity

Youth Solutions 2017 Annual Charity Event

Guests may have been adorned in shades of fiery red and winter white at the Youth Solutions Fire and Frost Annual Charity Event on Saturday 22 July, but the community’s reception was far from frosty as attendees dug deep to raise an incredible $40,000 for the youth charity.

The event, held at The Cube, …

28.6.17McHappy Time gives youth charity 28,000 reasons to smile

McDonald’s in Macarthur 2017 McHappy Time raises $28,476 for Youth Solutions

An incredible $28,476 has been raised to support the youth of Macarthur through the McDonald’s in Macarthur 2017 McHappy Time.

The McDonald’s in Macarthur initiative raised the funds for local youth charity Youth Solutions through the sale of $2 tokens between 14 and 24 June. The 2017 McHappy Time …

16.6.17Fire and Frost sweeps region for charity affair

Youth Solutions 2017 Annual Charity Event

The dichotomy of fiery red and winter white will flavour a local event next month, aimed at raising funds for youth programs in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee region.

Youth Solutions will host its Fire & Frost themed 2017 Annual Charity Event at The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club on Saturday 22 July, to raise funds …

6.6.17Community invited to make a difference for just $2

McDonald’s in Macarthur 2017 McHappy Time to raise funds for Youth Solutions

A special event is coming to McDonald’s in Macarthur stores next week and community members are encouraged to get behind it and do their bit for the region’s young people.

McDonald’s in Macarthur will launch its 2017 McHappy Time on Wednesday, 14 June. The program will run until …

17.5.17McDonald’s initiative to make difference in young lives

McDonald’s in Macarthur partners with Youth Solutions for 2017 McHappy Time

McDonald’s in Macarthur is doing its bit to make a difference in the lives of young people, announcing local youth charity Youth Solutions as the beneficiary of its 2017 McHappy Time program.

McDonald’s in Macarthur, which itself is one of the region’s largest employers of young people, will partner …

27.4.17Why smoking is our priority

Written by: Eden Wheatley, Youth Solutions Program Coordinator

Working in the Alcohol and Other Drugs [AOD] sector, I am regularly asked about current drug trends. The “Ice epidemic” is national news, and drug policy debates keep cannabis and heroin on our radars. But what about tobacco? Does anyone even smoke anymore?

Around 6 million deaths annually are the result of …

20.3.17Youth volunteers up to challenge of supporting peers

Youth Solutions welcomes new volunteers for Youth Advisory Group

Equipped with a passion for youth health and giving back to the community, 16 Macarthur region young people have signed up to make a difference in the lives of their peers as part of the Youth Solutions Youth Advisory Group (YAG).

Youth Solutions welcomed its second cohort of youth volunteers for …

20.3.17YS Comment: Why is drug and alcohol prevention important?

Written by: Miriam Deshayes, Youth Solutions Health Promotion Officer

At Youth Solutions we have a passion for prevention.

Why? Because we are aware that alcohol and other drug use does exist and that it is important we, as a community, do our best to prevent as much drug and alcohol related harm as we can.

Alcohol and other drugs are …

31.1.17YS Comment: Teen alcohol consumption in the home

Info sheds light on age old question for parents about teen alcohol consumption

Written by: Karen Yuen, Youth Solutions Youth Development Coordinator

During my time at Youth Solutions, I have regularly been asked by parents about whether it is better to introduce alcohol to their teenage child in the family home rather than for their child to potentially experiment with …

31.1.17Youth Solutions YAG pick up Australia Day Award

Youth Advisory Group wins Camden Australia Day Award for Community Group of the Year

Youth Solutions’ volunteer Youth Advisory Group (YAG) has picked up the 2017 Camden Australia Day Award for Community Group of the Year.

The passionate group of young people, which plays an integral role in Youth Solutions’ drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion programs, accepted the …

9.1.17Summer season a time for celebrating safe and well

Youth Solutions and Campbelltown Catholic Club 2016 – 2017 Safer Celebrations campaign

A campaign aimed at spurring safer celebrating is peaking in Macarthur and Wingecarribee this month as our young people enjoy their summer celebrations.

The Youth Solutions Celebrate Safe and Well campaign has already directly engaged with over 3000 young people since its launch in November 2016. But as …

1.12.16It’s up to us to Celebrate Safe and Well this festive season

Youth Solutions and Campbelltown Catholic Club 2016 – 2017 safer celebrations campaign

With end of year celebrations reaching full swing, Youth Solutions’ annual safer celebrations campaign is ramping up and is challenging you to Celebrate Safe and Well!

Delivered in partnership with Campbelltown Catholic Club, the Celebrate Safe and Well campaign is calling on young people, and the …

4.11.16Community campaign urges youth to Celebrate Safe and Well

Youth Solutions and Campbelltown Catholic Club 2016 – 2017 safer celebrations campaign

Celebrate Safe and Well … It’s up to us” is the core message of a summer campaign launched today, which aims to encourage young people to take positive steps to enjoy their end of year celebrations safely.transparent

Run by Youth Solutions, in partnership with Campbelltown Catholic Club

9.9.16Youth volunteers sign up to make a difference

Youth Solutions Youth Advisory Group

If the passion and enthusiasm of Youth Solutions’ latest intake for its Youth Advisory Group is anything to go by, the future of our community is in safe hands.

Last month, Youth Solutions welcomed the first cohort for its 2016 – 2017 Youth Advisory Group (YAG), with the members already taking to planning community activities …

3.8.16Charity marvels at generosity of community

Youth Solutions 2016 Charity Event

A pinch of mystery, a dash of marvel and a helping of generosity swept The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club on Saturday evening as Youth Solutions hosted its Annual Charity Event.

The Mystery and Marvel themed soirée attracted over 360 people who dug deep to raise funds in support of Youth Solutions’ health promotion and drug …

2.5.16Wanted: Young people who want to make a difference

Youth Solutions recruits for 2016 – 2017 Youth Advisory Group

Are you a young person who is passionate about youth health? Are you looking to make a difference in the Macarthur community? Then Youth Solutions would love to hear from you!

The youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion charity is recruiting for its Youth Advisory Group (YAG). Young …

8.4.16Golfers swing to raise nearly $6000 for youth charity

Youth Solutions Annual Charity Golf Day

Golfers took aim under sunny skies last Friday to help raise nearly $6000 for Macarthur and Wingecarribee youth charity, Youth Solutions.

The sell-out Youth Solutions Annual Charity Golf Day was held at Campbelltown Golf Club on Friday 1 April 2016, attracting nearly 60 players to the green.

Youth Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer Geraldine Dean …

1.3.16CEO named Campbelltown Woman of the Year

Youth Solutions’ Geraldine Dean named Campbelltown 2016 Local Woman of the Year

Youth Solutions Chief Executive Officer Geraldine Dean has been named the Campbelltown 2016 Local Woman of the Year.

The passionate community services worker, mother of two, wife and proud Campbelltown woman was presented the honour this morning from State Member for Campbelltown Mr Greg Warren MP. Mr Warren …

10.2.16Community to tee off for youth charity

Youth Solutions Annual Charity Golf Day Fundraiser 2016

It’s time to warm up your swing and exercise your good will, as Youth Solutions prepares to host its Annual Charity Golf Day on Friday 1 April.

The annual golfing event is a major fundraiser for Youth Solutions, with proceeds used to fund drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion programs for …

1.2.16Youth campaign wraps up with lasting impact

Youth Solutions and Campbelltown Catholic Club 2015 – 2016 Safer Celebrations campaign

More than 1500 Macarthur young people have directly engaged with a summer campaign aimed at fostering safer celebrations and reducing drug and alcohol related harm in the community.

Youth Solutions and Campbelltown Catholic Club officially wrapped up the 2015 – 2016 Safer Celebrations campaign, Take it Easy, yesterday.…