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'Hidden Others' - a short film competition

'Hidden Others' - a short film competition for Victorians aged 12 - 18, hosted by The Salvation Army.

We're asking talented young filmmakers to create art that breaks stereotypes about Youth Homelessness.

Entry is free, and winners will receive film training from Open Channel, as well as having their film featured in The Salvation Army's social media campaign for Homelessness Prevention Week.

Entries close 17 July. More info

Flipping the Lid on the Adolescence Brain

A short session designed to assist parents and carers to:

  • Understand and manage adolescent changes, development and emotional responses
  • Help your young person deal with negative emotions
  • Understand why adolescents think differently to adults
  • Develop strategies for talking with your teenager
  • Manage conflict, stress and anxiety

When: Monday 18th May, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Where: Nillumbik Health, 917 Main Rd, Eltham. 3095
RSVP: Thursday 14th May. PH: 9430 9100 (Numbers are limited)
Cost: $27.50 Per Person $15.00 for Health Care Card holders


Not sure what job or course you want to do? Try out new activities, explore different employment areas and come along for some fun!

What: 5 Workshops on Monday afternoons starting May 25th

Time: 3 - 5pm 

Where: Thomas Rossell Room, Banyule Community Health - 21 Alamein Road, Heidelberg West 

Who: For young women aged 13 - 19 who live, work, play or go to school around 3081! Strictly only 15 places available. 

Cost: Completely free!

for more info or to book a place contact Kate from Banyule Youth Services on 9457 9929 or email


Fun and fitness training for young men aged 13 - 17 who live or hang out in 3081!


  • Improve strength
  • Improve fitness
  • Improve cardio
  • Have fun and challenge yourself
  • Try out group fitness, weights and boxing

When: Monday afternoons (after school) starts mid-May

Where: Olympic Leisure Centre, Heidelberg West

Cost: FREE

Interested or want more info: Contact Richo at Banyule Youth Services...

Ph: 9457 9907 / email: / fb:

Conditions apply, so call/email Richo to find out more.




Dig Deep Hip Hop Program

Dip Deep, Melbourne's premiere Hip Hop Program are recruiting for the next season of Dig Deep. 

If you are (or know) a young emcee, singer or beatmaker between the ages of 14 and 24 and want to connect to their community visit for registrations and more information.

When: Every Tuesday night from 5 - 8pm

Where: The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne


Darebin - After School Adventure Program

The ASAP programs commences weekly on a Tuesday, commencing the 21st April 2015, for the duration of 7 weeks.
Participants are to meet at the Preston Town Hall, Gower St, Preston, at 4pm each week and will be dropped off home between approximately 7.30-8.30pm.

Further information on the program can be found on the attached flyer. A few activities to name are Latitude – trampoline fun, Food Fiesta, Movie Madness, Karaoke fun and more! Finalized details of the activities will be given to registered participants during the program.


Important Information

Eligibility Requirements

The Darebin Youth Services After School Adventure Program is largely subsidised by the government and is aimed at young people who have few or no opportunities to fund their own activities. Therefore priority is given to:

  • School & agency referrals
  • Young people & families with a health care card
  • Young people that have not attended the program before

Am I eligible?

  • You must be aged 12-16 years
  • You must live within the City of Darebin

How do I book?
You can make a booking by calling Leah on 8470 8922, or via e-mail

Youth Action Group (YAG)

Melbourne City Mission is establishing a Youth Action Group (YAG), comprising 12 future young leaders aged 18-25 years who want to make a difference in the City of Melbourne.  

Members of the YAG will work collaboratively with other young people to create and deliver two campaigns that champion the voice and accomplishments of Melbourne’s young people.
The young people chosen for the YAG will receive training in media, social media/digital campaigning, events management and advocacy, and have the opportunity to meet leaders and experts from different fields.
For more information about what's involved and how to apply, click here.  Applications close 5pm, 23 April 2015.

Songwriting workshops

Learn how to write, record and perform your own songs 

A friendly creative environment for people living with mental health issues. Beginners welcome.

Mondays - 1-4pm 

Scots Uniting Church Community Rooms
187 Burgundy St, Heidelberg 

Close to Heidelberg Train Station Buses 546 and 903.

For more information Phone: 9326 9970 Email:

Banyule City Council Volunteer Celebration

Banyule City Council Volunteer Celebration

Bookings are now open for the 2015 Volunteer Celebration on Thursday 14th May in The Great Hall, The Centre Ivanhoe from 6.30pm

This is an opportunity for Council to recognise & thank volunteers for their contribution to the Banyule Community.

Guests will enjoy drinks on arrival, 3 course meal & entertainment by Brian Nankervis (of Rockwiz fame) and Matt Hetherington.

Tickets are $15 (incl. GST) per head, & can be booked via Councils website

Bookings close Friday 24 April or when sold out

For more info please contact
Karen Molinaro on 94579955 or
Paula Jormakka on 9457 9905

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