Youth

Introduction: Young Writers Space It is great to introduce Haydn to readers. Haydn is a young person, who is an aspiring writer, and we are privileged to have him writing and sharing some of his experiences for other young people. Haydn has studied commerce at UWA, majoring in...

A recent article in the ABC was on the practice of editing pictures of ourselves before posting on social media[1].  The rise of body editing apps makes this infinitely easier and when combined with photo filters, the result is …. well, a photo of me...

What is drink spiking?Drink spiking is when a person deliberately adds alcohol or another drug to someone else’s drink without them knowing. It can include putting alcohol into a non-alcohol drink, adding extra alcohol to a drink, or adding prescription or illegal drugs into an alcoholic or...

Like many things in life, the information on the consumption of alcohol amongst young people under the age of 18 is a mix of positive and concerning news. The positive is that the average age at which young people (14 – 24 years) first try alcohol...

International studies estimate that 62- 68% of young people will have been exposed to at least 1 traumatic event by the time they are 17[1]. Traumatic experiences range from single events that involve exposure to actual or threatened death or serious injury such as car accidents...

Statistics reported in the Sunday Times state 25% of Year 10’s and 50% of Year 12’s have had sexual intercourse.[1]  Not all this sexual activity occurs within straight or LGBTIQ relationships, much occurs within the context of hooking up and random sexual encounters that are...

Many of the requests coming through YLS are from young men who need legal assistance or advice on situations where alcohol has been a contributing factor in what has occurred. While young people are generally delaying the age at which they start drinking, alcohol continues to...

Summer! Hot days, watching cricket, beaches, BBQ’s, relaxing and spending time with friends and mates, listening to music, partying, particularly over Christmas and New Year. We all have things we enjoy doing over the Christmas period and summer months and often, alcohol and/or...

You might have had a run-in with police before, and maybe didn’t even know what you were doing was breaking a law, so here is a brief rundown of some of your rights and responsibilities with interacting with the police so you do stay on...

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