Resources for schools

Banyule Youth Services is dedicated to supporting the engagement of young people to promote positive health and wellbeing outcomes. This page is designed for schools to access a range of resources to support the engagement of young people in schools.  You may use our resources as additions to your online learning options for students.

If you would like to get in contact with our team regarding our content or opportunities to connect and support young people during this time, then please contact us at or call 9457 9855

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Workshops for Secondary Schools in Banyule

Banyule Youth Services offers a number of different engaging workshops on topics that affect young peoples wellbeing. Our workshops are free, fun, discussion-based and include various practical activities.

Workshops include:

  • Life Hacks – Learning about your legal rights
  • Life Hacks – Tips and Tricks to get a job
  • Life Hacks – Learning tips and tricks about money and budgeting
  • Wellbeing & Selfcare – What is Self-care and how can it help us?
  • Safe Partying – Information about staying safe, alcohol & more
  • Media Literacy - Supports young people to develop media literacy, and an understanding the difference between facts, opinions and analysis. 
  • Social media & Body image – How the internet can impact our self-esteem
  • Gender equality – Learn what it is and how it is helpful for everybody
  • Music Vibes – Learn how Music can improve your mood
  • Art vibes – How you can use Art as a form of mindfulness
  • Youth work 101 (for teachers) – Understanding adolescence and using strength based frameworks to support young people

If you are interested in finding out more or requesting a time for one of our youth workers to deliver a session in your school, please complete our '2021 School Workshop Request Form' here:

For more details on how we can support your school see the attached flier “Opportunities for Banyule schools 2020”

Life Hacks

Young people from the 2014 Youth Summit developed a recommendation that a handy information booklet is created for young people with information on important topics such as banking, tax, Medicare, enrolling to vote, getting your Ps and more. Life Hacks was so popular, a second edition has now been created with added topics such as health, travelling, all things money, insurance plus more!

Click the file below to download an electronic copy of the booklet, or contact Banyule Youth Services on 9457 9855 for a free hard copy.

life hacks

Life Hacks Workshops

Life Hacks workshops offer practical life skills in a fun and engaging session. These comprise a series of short modules that can be delivered consecutively or as stand-alone sessions. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Money & budgeting
  • Safe partying
  • Your legal rights & getting a job
  • Tips and tricks to getting a job

Our first two modules are now available as virtual presentations. In addition to Life Hacks modules, we also have a Wellbeing and Selfcare presentation available online. (Information below)

Money & Budgeting

This workshop aims to provide young people with a knowledge base around money and budgeting that includes when you need to get a bank account, the difference between debit and credit, Buy Now Pay Later, choosing a mobile phone plan, budgeting, financial support & health care cards, as well as how to spot a scam and avoid falling for it.

Money & Budgeting

Your Legal Rights

This workshops aims to provide young people with and understanding of their rights and responsibilities when dealing with police and PSO’s, dealing with fines,  as well as in relation to sexting, consent, and provides information about legal support and information for young people.

Your Legal Rights

Safe partying

This workshop aims to provide young people with information and space to discuss topics related to parties, such as going to a party, hosting a party, when to call for help, keeping you friends safe, and information on common drugs and alcohol.

Safe partying

Tips and tricks to getting a job

This workshop aims to break down the basics of getting a job and covers things such as types of work, resumes, applications, interviews, paying tax and superannuation and breaking down some workplace myths.

Tips and tricks to getting a job

Media Literacy

A discussion-based & practical workshop to support young people to develop media literacy.  Discover what the intention behind media is, bias & the difference between facts, opinions and analysis.  In a time when we are constantly seeing media online and offline, find ways to understand what you are seeing and to practise “media self-care” to protect your mental health and personal wellbeing.

Media Literacy

Wellbeing & Self-Care

Emotional intelligence, resilience, wellbeing and mindfulness are all discussed in this interesting and fun session. Young people are supported to better understand their own needs and practical strategies to get through tough times. This session is great for groups and individuals to learn how to manage stress or difficult situations by implementing self-care strategies.

To watch a copy of this presentation on YouTube please head here:

To request a copy of the presentation on PowerPoint contact

Wellbeing & Self-Care

Body Image & Gender Equality

This workshop is for young people who are interested in the topic of gender equality, or those who are interested in how social media can impact body image in young people.  This workshop features activities and worksheets that can support young people to develop their understanding of the impact that gender inequality and gender stereotypes can have on the self-esteem and wellbeing of young people in our community.

Gender equity

Our Music Vibes and Art Vibes workshops are facilitated by industry creatives who support young people to explore ideas, creative skills and positive thoughts about themselves. Mindfulness plays a huge role in this. The sessions are facilitated for up to one hour and are best facilitated in small groups (8-10). Both workshops are designed and delivered to community and school groups in the Banyule area.

Music Vibes

What is music to you and how do you use it? Join Simon as he facilitates the group to explore their favourite tunes. Connect with others through sharing the joy of music.

Music Vibes

Art Vibes

A great way to explore mindfulness through creative art. Have fun playing art games that explore how art can be used to help you be in the moment. Leza supports participants to tune into their senses, to be mindfully present, and to enjoy the process of creating and experimenting with art. Art vibes does not require any previous art experience, just a willingness to have a go and join the fun.

Art Vibes

Youth work 101

An introductory 45min online session which looks at the basic youth work framework and practical strategies, information & helpful hints for positively engaging with and understanding young people. Delivered by an experienced youth worker, this session aims to progress participants skills and knowledge of understanding & communicating with a young people, using an evidence based youth work frame work.

Youth work 101

Support from a Youth Worker

Banyule Youth Services also offers support, advice and information to young people, parents, carers and schools on a range of topics.  We have a “no wrong door” approach, which means that we will support anybody who contact us to find what services or referrals they need.

We do not discriminate and offer equitable service to all young people and their families.

To refer a young person to us or to find out more information, please visit our support page.

Project Rockit - Educate and inspire your students online

PROJECT ROCKIT creates spaces where all young people have access to respect, acceptance, creative expression and real leadership skills with highly trained, passionate young presenters.
Project Rockit has been running an award-winning online program for three years, but in response to the shift to remote learning across the country, they have expanded their virtual offerings. 
Their brand new interactive webinars will support your school community during this period of change. 
The webinars are aligned with Australian Curriculum Frameworks when completed as a four-part series, but there is the option to run them individually. The complete offering for Primary and Secondary schools includes:

  • Webinar 1:  Looking out for each other online
  • Webinar 2: Respect and Empathy
  • Webinar 3: Taking Positive Action
  • Webinar 4: Digital Wellbeing

They also have webinars available for Educators and Parents - please reach out to them directly for more information. More information can be found on their website here


From Harm to Calm - Understanding and Responding to Deliberate Self-Harm 

This booklet has been created in collaboration with young people who have challenged self-harm. It contains some ideas for people who want to further understand self-harm, and support someone to find alternative methods and coping strategies to find some calm in their lives. Included in this booklet are activities, information and resources that may help reduce or stop self-harming. A list of contacts is also provided at the back of this booklet, for those who would like more information or help with self-harm or any other issues.