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Youthline Wellington – Youth Week 2016

Youthline Wellington – Youth Week 2016

Wellington, May Thursday 12th May, 2016: Youth Week 2016 runs 21st- 29th May, and Youthline Wellington has several youth events planned for that week, along with the Youthline Annual Street appeal on Friday 27th May.

Events include:

o Monday 23rd MayYouthline poster competition will be held in Wainuiomata library 4 – 5 pm. Come and get busy designing Youthline Wellington's helpline posters. Winning artwork will be seen all over the city promoting Youthline services.

-Youthline will also be visiting the Eastbourne Scouts at their weekly meeting 8-9pm on Monday 23rd May.

o Thursday 26th May – Youthline will be delivering several workshops on Body Image at Tawa College’s Health and Wellbeing Conference 10am – 2:30pm.

o Friday 27th May – Youthline will be delivering a workshop in collaboration with Community Law at Strathmore Community Centre. Youthline will present on Cyberbullying - Come along and learn how to keep you and your mates safe from online hate. Community Law Wellington will present on Youth Law – learn your rights with the police and in school. This event will be held at the Strathmore Community Centre, 108 Strathmore Ave, 4- 6pm. There will be free pizza and giveaways.

o Saturday 28th May – Youthline in collaboration with Emerge Trust are running a series of events for the Cerebral Palsy Society. This kicks off with ‘Train for your Taka’ a train ride up the Kapiti coast leaving Wellington at 10:44am. It includes lunch at the Paraparaumu Mediterranean Food Warehouse. The events are a way to engage with young people between 15 – 30 years who have cerebral palsy, and hear their thoughts and ideas to improve the Cerebral Palsy Society for this age group

o Friday 27th May – The Youthline Annual Street Appeal from 7am – 6pm.

The Annual Street Appeal Collection is one of Youthline’s biggest events of the year, and is essential for promoting our services and raising much needed funds to keep the organisation running. This ensures we can continue to provide free, confidential, non judgemental telephone, text and email counselling, as well as an information/referral service to young people in the Wellington and Greater Wellington areas.

Nationally, Youthline is working with the proverb of "aroha mai, aroha atu" understanding it as "giving back is giving forward". Youthline Wellington will be doing 15 minute profiles of Wellington volunteers on Access Radio between 4pm-5pm on Monday 23rd through to Thursday 26th of May where you can hear more about how “aroha mai, aroha atu” align’s with Youthline's work in the community.

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