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Our voice. Our impact.

It’s National Youth Week (NYW) from 4 to 13 April 2014, the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12-25 from across Australia get involved in NYW each year.

Chained to a desk? Your health is in danger

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Sitting at a desk all day can have serious long-term effects on your health. Andre Smith looks into ways to ease the stress of sitting all day.

Meat Free Week: Whither the farmer?

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Australians are invitited to give up meat this week to think about our meat consumption and the impact on our health and the environment. Eleanor Nurse from the animal protection institute Voiceless says it’s time to start having a conversation about the provenance of our food.

In defence of shyness – but there’s a downside

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Being shy can be quite charming, but also isolating. Leicester Warburton says that when we look up, smile and show a genuine interest in people, we realise we are not alone.


Coaching conversations – The intention to give attention

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In our busy lives it is rare that we take the time to engage meaningfully with each other at the workplace and at home. Organisational coach Clive Leach says that being present and suspending our own agenda and needs for a few minutes is an act of kindness that has benefits for both giver and receiver.

Mental health in Australia and abroad

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In our western society, happiness and contentment are not a given. Cameron Jennings would like to see a more holistic approach to the root causes of depression and a united effort by health professionals and those involved with mental health in Australia.

Igniting the fuse – A study of anger measurement

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People express their anger in different ways. Dr Lee Kannis, clinical psychologist at the University of the Sunshine Coast, invites individuals from all walks of life who experience anger to participate in an international study.

Harmony Day - Do you feel like you belong in Australia?

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Today is Harmony Day, and the motto is ‘Everyone Belongs’. Sue Ellson from the Newcomers Network invites us to get off our chair, say hello and smile to someone we don’t know in order to celebrate Harmony Day every day.


It’s not too late to be brave and shave

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The impact of blood cancer is immense for the person diagnosed and their loved ones. Alys Holz from the Leukaemia Foundation invites everyone to get involved even after the World’s Greatest Shave campaign.

Be brave and shave

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Everyone is invited to get sponsored to shave their hair between 13-16 March and help people with blood cancer. If you are not quite brave enough, you can always colour your hair.