PROJECTS

Past Campaign – Give Us a Hand

Proudly funded by IMB Community Foundation, our Youth Advisory Group (YAG) created their multimedia campaign as part of the Youth Participation Project. With the first stage of the Youth Participation Project focusing on gathering research data and collating information about specific drug issues in the Macarthur region, our YAG was set the task to create a campaign around one of the major topics of concern.  From this, ‘giveusahand.org.au’ was born with the message WRECKreational Drugs…don’t let them wreck your night.

Launched in April, ‘Give Us a Hand’ received support from local schools, media, community organisations, and our local elected representatives. Our YAG were also particulary excited when the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, The Hon Peter Garrett MP retweeted the campaign to his 16 700 followers and the UN Youth Australia promoted the campaign to their 1400 followers.

The campaign is based around a micro website that enables users to create a virtual hand and upload onto Facebook/Twitter and submit to Youth Solutions with a message of support. The campaign has generated comments like; ‘fantastic concept, keep up the great work’, ‘young people can do so much better with a clear head’, ‘drugs suck’ ‘say no to drugs’ ‘this campaign is powerful and I will be encouraging my students to create hands’.

Projects

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Celebrate Safe and Well

The Celebrate Safe and Well campaign wrapped up at the end of January 2017. Read the Project Report here: 2016

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AOD Link

AOD Link is Youth Solutions’ sector training and capacity building program.

Through the AOD Link program, Youth Solutions delivers relevant …

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Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills

Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills (DAIR) is a Youth Solutions health education program for young people aged 14 …