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 banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au or call 9457 9855

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Virtual Workshops for Secondary Schools in Banyule

Banyule Youth Services offers a number of different engaging workshops on topics that affect young peoples wellbeing. These workshops can be presented via Zoom while COVID-19 restrictions are impacting our ability to attend schools and present in person. Our workshops are free, fun, discussion-based and include various practical activities.

Workshops include:

  • Life Hacks – Learning about your legal rights and how 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
  • 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 '2020 School Workshop Request Form' here: https://bit.ly/2CCUkJq

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.

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Life Hacks

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
  • Health & wellbeing

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 presentation runs for approx. 34 mins inclusive of the Banyule Youth Services video linked on the front page. There is an additional activity to look over the Youth Central Website to answer 3 questions, depending on the age of students allow around 15 minutes for this activity.

Topics covered in the presentation include when you need to get a bank account, the difference between debit and credit, choosing a mobile phone plan, budgeting, financial support (Centrelink) & health care cards, as well as how to spot a scam and avoid falling for it.

In addition, there is a worksheet of useful links that are mentioned in the presentation. These links will support students to find additional information and resources as needed.

To watch a copy of this presentation on YouTube please head here: https://youtu.be/QkmH6jixa7U

To request a copy of the presentation on PowerPoint contact richard.euston@banyule.vic.gov.au 

Money

Your Legal Rights & Getting a job

This presentation runs for approx. 26minutes inclusive of the Banyule Youth Services video linked on the front page.

Topics covered in the presentation include Resumes and other job-hunting info, understanding income tax, superannuation and payslips,  knowing your rights (Consumer law, personal safety, discrimination and dealing with the police and PSOs) and where to get legal support.

In addition, there is a worksheet of useful links that are mentioned in the presentation. These links will support students to find additional information and resources as needed.

To watch a copy of this presentation on YouTube please head here: https://youtu.be/RuRyOMlBTL4

To request a copy of the presentation on PowerPoint contact richard.euston@banyule.vic.gov.au 

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1dFG0WitAI&feature=youtu.be

To request a copy of the presentation on PowerPoint contact kate.james@banyule.vic.gov.au

Wellbeing & Self Care workshops

Safe Partying

This presentation runs for approx. 43 mins and includes an accompanying pdf with active links to a range of services that can provide, information, activities and support for young people experiencing challenges with drugs and/or alcohol.

Topics covered in the presentation include planning a party, going to a party, planning transport, what is alcohol and tobacco, calling for help, alcohol safety tips and a few True or False questions.

Pausing the video for the true or false questions allows for group discussion to further the learning and understanding of participants. If more information or clarification is needed, the links on the accompanying info sheet is a great place to find information (download below).

The accompanying info sheet has links to local service and information for treatment and support and also a link to the Australia Drug Foundation (ADF) that has extensive information on drugs and alcohol, their effects, research and more. The ADF website is a great research tool.

To watch a copy of this presentation on YouTube please head here: https://youtu.be/6n5byQMZOU8

To request a copy of the presentation on PowerPoint contact richard.euston@banyule.vic.gov.au

 

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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

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. 

https://www.banyuleyouth.com/support

Wellbeing at Home: a free weekly resource for young people

Young people ages 12-25, their parents/carers and teachers/school staff can sign up for our new free online 4-week support module.

Simply sign up with your email address and receive a weekly email with tips, advice, videos and content that you can watch and use from home, about taking care of your Health & Wellbeing during this time of COVID-19.  Each week will have a different theme around mindfulness, health, staying positive and managing stress.

REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE EMAILS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y7ucnbzo 

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