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“If we want to effectively deliver our programs to young people, then we need to hear their voices and listen to their experiences,” – Emily Deans, Research & Design Coordinator, Youth Solutions

Youth Solutions regularly engages with young people through qualitative research. The purpose of our research program is to ensure that young people are actively involved in the design of project content and it also provides a platform for young people to be advocating for their own support needs around alcohol and other drugs.

Youth Solutions’ research program is supported by a broader research advisory group made up of members from University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University. Youth Solutions is also in the process of publishing its first research paper to ensure findings and the voices of our young people can be heard more broadly.

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LGBTIQA+ Research Project

Our education projects are delivered to close to 2000 young people each year and it is our role to provide for and support young people from diverse backgrounds and who have different experiences.

This project invites young LGBTIQA+ young people to participate in research interviews to help us review existing alcohol and other drug education video resources and to help us create a new resource which is appropriate and which resonates with young people.

This project is kindly funded by The Aurora Group and has been supported by CMHDARN Research Ethics Consultation Committee.

All participants receive a $50 voucher for their time.

Am I eligible?
  • LGBTIQA+
  • Aged 16 – 24 years
  • Able to take part in a confidential, 60 minute interview or focus group (via phone or online)
Sign me up!

To get involved, contact the project lead, Emily Deans: 02 4628 2319 | emily@youthsolutions.com.au.

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Youth Solutions is a youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion charity.

For more information about our work, visit the What We Do page or check out our projects.

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