OPINION | It's all talk on mental health, but where is the fix?

Despite two years of pandemic-driven concern about the impacts on youth mental health, current election commitments fall short of addressing the real gaps. A bold, long-term investment in youth mental health seems to have fallen by the wayside. Read more

OPINION | Youth Homelessness Still Matters – More than ever before

It’s a sad reality that we even need Youth Homelessness Matters Day, but in 2022, we're still having this conversation. CEO, Ben Vasiliou shares his thoughts on what change needs to happen to decrease youth homelessness in Australia. Read more

Our bold plan to provide high impact support to a whopping 23,800 people across Greater Melbourne by 2027

We continue to step up and scale-up to help young people recover from the global pandemic after being entrusted to deliver Workforce Australia’s innovative new Employability Skills Training program across 3 huge regions with the highest youth unemployment in Victoria. Read more

Youth unemployment in Western Melbourne about to radically shift as youth-specialist services expand and state of the art facilities set to open

One of Australia’s most entrenched areas of youth disengagement and unemployment will soon be boosted by the overhaul of employment services and expansion of Youth Projects services into Western Melbourne from mid-2022. Read more

New Executive Manager appointed to lead us through significant growth and towards ambitious 2030 strategic goals

Youth Projects announces a new Executive Manager of Corporate Services to lead us into the next phase of growth, development, and impact as an organisation. Read more

Partnership with Australian clothing brand is helping young, LGBTQIA+ folk and making kind cool again

This new collection was inspired by the iconic 78ers and features the brands iconic “BE KIND” message with $2 from every tee sold going to support young, LGBTQIA+ people experiencing disadvantage and homelessness. Read more

New targeted initiative announced to support people experiencing homelessness access Covid-19 vaccinations in 2022

The initiative will address the low vaccination uptake among the homelessness community and enable people sleeping rough to access Covid-19 vaccinations and additional, wrap around support. Read more

Recruiting the next gen of social changemakers for our Youth Advisory Group

Use your voice to empower others, create real social change and have a say on issues that directly impact young people in our local communities 🌏 Read more

Chief Financial Officer of 26-years announces retirement from operational duties

After 26-years of service, Carl Roberts announces his retirement from operational duties as Chief Financial Officer and looks toward non-executive role at Youth Projects in the new year. Read more

Everything you need to know about accessing our services during the festive season

So here is everything you need to know about our sites, our services and where to go to access what during the festive period. Read more

A Good Giving Christmas is a Christmas worth giving to this year

Youth Projects has teamed up with the City of Melbourne's 2021 Good Giving Christmas campaign to raise critical funds for local organisations lifting people out of homelessness. Read more

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, where and why you should get tested for Covid-19 in Melbourne's north across 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