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FReeZA – Coastal Events
FReeZA will hold a combination of 6 events and professional trainings in 2023. The program is lead by multiple youth committees across the shire.
In 2022 the following events and trainings ran:
Winchelsea Pool Party
Airies Open Mic FReeZA Stage
FreeZA Summit Collingwood Melb
Songbird Stories at the Torquay MAC
Lorne on the Lawn festival
Social media workshops
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.
Possible events for 2023 could include: Airies Open Mic FReeZA Stage, Skate League Events, FReeZA Summit, Collingwood Melb, Torquay MAC event and more!
Torquay Youth Space is located in Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre in Torquay North. Its 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. The program will occur in school term 1 and 2. Keep an eye on the Surf Coast Youth social media pages for more information: @surfcoastyouth
Teen Mental Health First Aid for 12 to 18 year olds delivered in schools. If your sporting club or youth organisation would like your young people trained in Mental Health First Aid, please contact Jack Pearson: email@example.com
Employment Skills Workshops are happening again in 2023 between the 17th and 21st of April.
Likely locations are Lorne, Winchelsea and Torquay.
Likely courses included: Responsible Serving of Alcohol, Food Handler, Construction White Card and we are hoping to secure a Barista course but the Barista Bus is not longer available which creates a challenge to run barista courses locally.
All course will be free and open to Surf Coast Shire residence aged 14 - 25 yrs. Course registrations are NOT currently open.
Victorian Youth Fest
Arts and cultural event celebrating young peoples contribution to the industry. Dates to be confirmed.
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. The first meeting for 2023 is on March 24. 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 - BCYF: Community Mental Health with Dan.
Thursday - BCYF: Family Drop-in Service with Tina.
Thursday - Headspace: Mates Space with Kasey.
Friday - BCYF: Step Up Program with Si.