Does AIDS still exist? Isn’t it the same thing as HIV? We need to talk.

A lot has changed in the past thirty something years, so this World AIDS Day we want to help bring you up to speed on what AIDS and HIV is, how you can prevent transmission, what to do if you’ve been exposed to HIV and understanding what support is available for living with HIV. Read more

Free peer-based mental health first aid training for young LGBTIQ+ people in Victoria in response to growing mental health concerns

Ooof, we just secured a Healthy Equal Youth grant to fund 36 young LGBTIQ+ folk to complete their Mental Health First Aid with the wholly queer owned Mental Health Coach. Read more

New program creates pathways for young people living with varied abilities

The first group of Here4Hospitality participants kickstart start the practical component of a brand new program creating pathways for young people living with varied abilities at our flagship social enterprise cafe, The Little Social. Read more

Inclusion is all our responsibility, so we're here to help you be a better trans ally

This Trans Awareness Week we dive into how each of us can play a role in creating safer and more inclusive spaces for our Trans and gender diverse friends and family. Read more

Where can I get a Covid-19 vaccine in Melbourne's north?

Find out where you can get a Covid-19 vaccine in the Hume and Moreland LGAs. Includes translated information 🙌🏽 Read more

Youth Projects launches new multilingual vaccination campaign

To empower, inspire and encourage our service users/clients, supporters, friends and the broader community to consider rolling up their sleeve to get the #JabDone, we have launched our first ever, multi-lingual campaign including translated information. Read more

When and where should I get tested for COVID-19 in Melbourne's north?

Find out when you should be tested for COVID-19 and where you can go to have the test done in the Hume and Moreland LGAs 🙌🏽 Read more

The silent epidemic of accidental overdose in Victoria

In Victoria, more lives are lost to accidental overdose than to the road toll, the main contributor to overdose being legal, prescription medication. International Overdose Awareness Day encourages us to remember family and friends lost, end the stigma of drug related death, and call for change in drug policies to reduce the incidence of accidental overdose. Read more

Why being out and proud at work is an important step forward

If we are to empower young, LGBTIQA+ people to be proud and safe, we need to encourage and support them every day from the home to the classroom and into the workplace. Read more

Meet some of our Youth Advisory Group

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Off the Couch initiative helps 40 young people secure stable accommodation

One in four young people accessing our youth services were staying in unstable housing in 2021 – everything from couch surfing to insecure rentals and even sleeping rough. This is how responded. Read more

Services update

What does the latest circuit breaker lockdown mean for any interactions you might have with Youth Projects | Current as at 5 August 2021 Read more

Mobile outreach employment service hits the road in Melbourne's west

Youth Projects has launched a new mobile outreach service in Western Melbourne to connect vulnerable young people to jobs in demand. As we reach Covid-Normal, we must correct the damage done to entry level jobs often taken by young people and ensure young people recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic. Read more

Youth specialist AOD services expand at Youth Projects as part of statewide call

Youth Projects has expanded its high impact, youth-specialist Alcohol and Other Drugs program into Melbourne’s north-east as part of a statewide call for more AOD support alongside 14 other State Government funded service providers in Victoria. Read more

Bounce Back wellbeing program piloted with local school

This is how we collaborated with a local school to pilot a 4-week virtual wellbeing program to help young people better handle the changes associated with transitioning back into the classroom in between lockdowns. Read more

Hep Can’t Wait

Treatment uptake continues to decline in Victoria, but as Ben Vasiliou explains – greater awareness, increased access to high quality care and a stronger, collective response to viral hepatitis and liver disease is critical to eliminating Hepatitis B and C by 2030. Read more

Kaif on art, youth participation and creativity during lockdown

We see the world through a unique lens and have incredible talents. Art is a universal language and has the unique ability to connect people from all cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, and experiences. Read more

Driving School initiative introduced at Youth Projects to build independence

Having a license is another step closer to getting to and from work reliably in Melbourne’s outer regions. This is another way we are building independence and creating pathways to meaningful employment for young people. Read more

That’s a wrap for Youth Week 2021

Our Youth Advisory Group took the steering wheel (and front seat!) on delivering a suite of activities for young people during Youth Week 2021 including a youth-led panel, workshop focussed on Mental Health Awareness and Access and the annual Visual Art Competition. Read more

New ‘Youth Hub’ launches in Craigieburn this week

Youth Projects launches new, dedicated youth hub in Craigieburn to meet the demand on community, social and employment services in the Northwest of Melbourne. Read more

Winners of 2021 Visual Art Competition announced

Showcasing the achievements, creativity, and diverse talents of young people whilst shifting the narrative and representation of youth in the media and greater community as part of Victorian Youth Week 2021. Read more

The Little Social set to open at Hosier Lane

After seven years of creating life changing opportunities for young people, Good2Go will be retired and be re-launched as The Little Social on Melbourne’s iconic Hosier Lane with a more integrated approach to creating real social change. Read more

Entries now open for our 2021 Visual Art Competition

As part of Youth Week 2021, our Youth Advisory Group are hosting a Visual Art Competition to spotlight the talents and achievements of young people and their unique contribution to the community. There's also $500 of prizes up for grabs! Read more

Youth-specialist outreach services expand into Moreland

Off the back of resounding success in the City of Hume, Youth Projects’ youth-specialist outreach program (YHOP) has now expanded into the City of Moreland to provide young people with easier access to individualised housing, mental health, education, training, employment and crisis supports. Read more