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FReeZA – Coastal Events - This program is funded by the Victorian Government
FReeZA will hold a combination of 6 events and professional trainings in 2023. The program is lead by multiple youth committees across the shire.
2023 Events and Trainings
Aireys Open Mic FReeZA Stage - March
FReeZA Stage Cowrie Market - April
FreeZA Summit Collingwood Melb - April
Next Gen Art Exhibition Anglesea - June | July
A Fragrant Experience at the Torquay MAC - July
Upcoming: Re-grouse the Dolls House - 1st September, Lorne
Upcoming: YMCA Skate League Comp - 16th September, Torquay
Upcoming: FReeZA Artist Public Relations and Social Media Workshops - Term 4
Fortnightly committee meetings are held at Torquay Youth Centre and at Lorne P-12. Committee meetings are held in other townships as required. To join the committee, take a look at the FReeZA tab and complete the online form.
Engage! - This program is funded by the Victorian Government
Torquay Youth Space; is located in Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre in Torquay North. It is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3pm – 5pm during school terms. The Youth Space is open to all young people aged 12 - 25 years and two youth workers are always present in the space.
Youth for Climate Program and Celebration Event: We partnered with Common Ground Project at Freshwater Creek to deliver the program this year. The program ran in the April school holidays. What the event film via the link: https://youtu.be/HK2x2TGmbo0
Teen Mental Health First Aid: We are delivering Teen MHFA for 12 to 18 year olds in Surf Coast schools. If your sporting club or youth organisation would like your young people trained in Mental Health First Aid, please contact Jack Pearson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Skills Workshops were run in the April school holidays: Torquay: White Card | Anglesea: RSA | Lorne: Food Handlers | Winchelsea: First Aid. Keep an eye out for our 2024 schedule.
Victorian Youth Fest - This program is funded by the Victorian Government
Youth Fest is coming up in September and we're excited to announce that Rainbow Connections will be part of it.
If you're between 12-25 and looking to connect with other young people from the rainbow community, this is for you.
Plus, we're painting a mural at the Torquay Youth Centre as part of the program.
Stay tuned for more info and don't hesitate to reach out if you want to be part of the fun!
Email: email@example.com for more information.
School Holiday Youth Space Pop Ups (See social media for times and locations)
Parenting Education Programs, see parent education tab for more information.
Schoolies Harm Reduction Response, check the schoolies tab for more information.
Youth Network Meeting Surf Coast Region: Two network meetings per year for professionals and agency staff. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New Headspace youth consulting group. If you are interested in having your say on a new Headspace near us, get in touch with email@example.com
Specialist Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Services at Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre
Surf Coast Shire partner with Barwon Child Youth & Family to deliver the following services.
Tuesday - Meli: Family Brief Intervention Counselling with Kate
Thursday - Meli: Family Drop-in with Tina
Friday - Meli: Step Up, Building Healthy Relationships Program with Si