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What's On for Young People in Knox

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headspace Knox

What are eheadspace chats?


Chats offer a safe, supportive, and moderated online community for young people, family and friends to share tips and experiences, and explore topics that are trending.
Chats are always moderated, whether by eheadspace clinicians or trained peers.

April weekly chats:


eheadspace runs weekly peer support chats from 6 - 10pm, which include:
Monday weekly - Navigating relationships
Tuesday weekly - qheadspace
Wednesday weekly - General coping
Thursday fortnightly - Yarnspace
Thursday alternate fortnight - Supporting others

April chats - topics of interest from 7 - 8pm

Wednesday 21 April 2021 -Study Support and tips (young people)

To access and register for weekly chats or chats of interest, visit eheadspace group chats.

For further information contact headspace Knox on 9801 6088 or visit headspace Knox.

Activities and ideas to explore!

Knox Skate & BMX Park


Head down to Knox Skate & BMX Park this summer, enjoy the International standard bowl and street course. Friendly YMCA staff are on hand (specific hours only) to help support new skaters/ riders with tricks and tips and hold regular lessons too!

Watch out for events, comps and general awesome stuff happening at the park this summer!

To keep up to date follow @knoxskatepark on Instagram.

For online information and bookings visit Knox Skate & BMX Park.

Parks and Reserves in Knox


Check out Knox’s Parks and Reserves there’s lots to see and enjoy.
Take a picnic, snap some photos, enjoy these spaces these summer holidays
Parks and Reserves in Knox and
Playgrounds in Knox


Around Melbourne - A bit further away...

What’s On Melbourne – some ideas for exploring around Melbourne.

Melbourne Zoo


All visitors (including members) must pre-book tickets online.
Book now to see all your favourite animals at Melbourne Zoo.

Healesville Sanctuary


All visitors (including members) must pre-book tickets online.
Get up close to the animals, spirits of the sky, Indigenous cultural experiences and more @ Sanctuary.

Werribee Zoo


All visitors (including members) must pre-book tickets online.
Open range, safari tours and more @ Werribee Zoo.

Melbourne Sealife Aquarium


Pre book tickets before you visit the aquarium.

ArtVO Immersive Gallery Melbourne


During summer Artvo is open daily 10am- 6pm, and every Saturday night until 10pm.
Visit ArtVO for more information

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (MMIGP)

The MMIGP is a community that is committed to retaining promoting and strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural identity in the Eastern Metropolitan region of Melbourne.

MMIGP offers programs, support, networks and much more, included in these is the Youth Support programs to young people.

These include fortnightly cultural groups, teen workshops, 1:1 support, holiday programs, Camps, Youth Leadership Programs, Targeted Workshops, movie nights and day excursions.

For further information visit the MMIGP

To contact:
email youthworker@mmigp.com.au
or call 9725 2166
or visit Facebook Mullum Mullum


The Push Inc - Youth Music Organisation

Guitar

Raise your voice! Share your experience and be heard!

If you're aged 15 - 25 and involved in the Australian music industry, we want to hear from you!
The Push Inc. are looking for spokespeople to represent the community by sharing their experience about how the pandemic is effecting young people's participation and involvement in the Australian music industry.

For more information and to complete a survey visit The Push Inc.

Different Journeys

Is a local organisation that creates ways for the autism community to connect, empower and support each other and exchange isolation, prejudice and ignorance with connections, hope and community. They support Celebrations. They provide Connections. They create Communities.

If you would like further information, or see what events, programs they are running (currently all online), or you want to become involved visit Different Journeys

Outer East Primary Care Partnership

They have some great tips and ideas on staying connected, keeping healthy, staying active and lots more.
Visit OEPCP - At Home Tips and Ideas

Outer East Primary Care Partnership offer many valuable resources to you and your family, visit their website OEPCP to navigate and find out what they have to offer.

During these difficult times, one valuable tool maybe their Outer East phone chat run by the Outer East Community Houses. It is a free service to help people stay connected.
Contact via tel; 1800 984 825 - Mon to Fri (10am - 1pm) and Mon to Thurs (5pm - 7.30pm)

YMCA Victoria launches Virtual Y

YMCA logo

Virtual Y has been launched in partnership with the Victorian Government to support young people and the community.

With Virtual Y, the YMCA wants to ensure young people can continue to learn and grow, stay physically active, increase their wellbeing and stay engaged with one another. Although we are launching the first phase of Virtual Y with programming specifically designed with young people in mind other members of the community will find beneficial modules suited to them.

On Virtual Y, you'll be able to access exclusive fitness, nutrition, wellbeing, family and youth content. From keeping fit through workouts and training at home; learning all about nutrition with our delicious recipes and Healthy Living Magazine; looking after your wellbeing with mindfulness practices; learning with your family with home activities; to engaging with the youth community through our Youth Hub.

For more information, or to get connected virtually, visit our website:
Virtual Y

Youth Affairs Council Victoria

Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate for young people and the youth sector in Victoria.

Their vision is that the rights of young people in Victoria are respected, and they are active, visible and valued in their communities. Our mission is to propel action that inspires positive change for young people and the youth sector. To do this they Elevate voices of young people, Promote solutions, Build capacity,Nurture connections, Advance thinking.

YACVic is an independent, for-purpose organisation with core funding from the Victorian Government’s Office for Equality and Youth. They pursue social justice by maintaining a focus on those young people in our community who face disadvantage or marginalisation.

YACVic provide additional targeted advocacy and services through key services, YACVic Rural and the Youth Disability Advocacy Service, and their auspiced partner, the Koorie Youth Council.

For more information and to get involved at YACVic or see their events and programs visit Getting Involved at YACVic

Volunteering

Volunteering for Knox
Volunteering is a great way to become involved in your local Knox community. Being a volunteer can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience that can enhance your life and the well-being of the whole community.


Volunteering Victoria is the state peak body for volunteering, focusing on advocacy, sector development and the promotion of volunteering. Volunteering Victoria has a singular and specialised focus on volunteering. They see their role as leading the development of a collaborative, sustainable, thriving volunteering community and movement in Victoria. They promote and build a vibrant, strong volunteering community that is inclusive, respected and sustainable.

Community/Neighbourhood Learning Centres

Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre


Courses available for studying, fun, social, business, rooms for hire.
Visit RNLC

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre


School Holiday programs, activities, events and classes available.
For more information contact the centre on 9758 9180 or visit Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

Knox Community Arts Centre


School Holiday programs, activities, events and classes available.
For more information contact the centre on 9729 7287 or visit Knox Community Arts Centre

Eastern Regional Libraries


What's on @ Eastern Regional Libraries

FReeZA

FReeZA is an innovative youth development program providing young people between the ages of 12-25 with the opportunity to attend affordable and accessible music and cultural events.

FReeZA attracts over 140,000 young people each year to events that take place in safe, fully supervised, drug, alcohol and smoke-free venues across the Victoria.

The Victorian Government supports the FReeZA program and is committed to providing opportunities for young people aged 12-25 to participate in this innovative youth development program.

For more information on FReeZA, including upcoming gigs, dance parties, cultural events and more visit FReeZA

Skate and BMX Park Programs

Knox Skate and BMX Park in Knoxfield

Simply Skateboarding in partnership with Knox City Council offers regular skate and BMX programs at Knox Skate & BMX Park.

Knox Skate & BMX Park is located at the corner Ferntree Gully Road and Gilbert Park Drive, Knoxfield. Parking is available off Forbes Close (Melway Ref: 73 B6).

Youth Central

Youth Central is the Victorian Government's web-based initiative for young people aged 12-25. The site continues to be the premier website for young people and the Victorian Government.

Youth Central website offers a range of information and advice in regards to: how to find employment and specific information around gaining employment, relationships matters, travel, money matters, courses you can study, competitions, latest releases in movies, CDs and games, and many other events.

Youth Central also offers information and opportunities for young people to participate in their local communities.

Visit Youth Central to get involved in groups, forums, events and competitions and assistance including jobs and careers, resume writing, study tips and lots more!

Relationships website for young people (secondary school age)

Young Victorians attending secondary school have a website exclusively focused on relationships called Love; the good, the bad and the ugly

It is based on young people’s stories about modern relationships and covers topics like - Am I ready for sex?; Should I be friends with my ex?; Online dating tips, how to ask someone out, or how to end it when the relationship isn’t working.

The website is an initiative of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) and VicHealth, through the Partners in Prevention program with the aim of preventing violence against women.

The site tackles many difficult issues and does not shy away from providing straight ahead advice on such things as; digital age issues, friends with benefits issues and relationships with older people.

Please Note:
Knox City Council offers a range of online programs including virtual events, workshops, webinars and live-streamed entertainment for all ages and abilities. These innovative programs are recorded by the presenters from their own premises, in compliance with the Victorian Government’s Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions. For information on other services advertised on this page, please contact them directly to ensure they are compliant.

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