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Welcome to the Glenelg Shire Council

Youth Programs & Activities

Providing youth engagement opportunities is vital to ensure Council is responsive to the needs of local young people. To do this, we offer a number of initiatives, programs and support groups to enable young people in the community to get involved in areas such as the arts, music performances, supporting LGBTIQ inclusion and civic engagement.

Contact our Youth Development Team to learn more:

Maddy McKinna (she/her)
Youth Officer
Phone: 0400 151 447
Email: mmckinna@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Lauren Millard (she/her)
Youth Officer
Phone: 0428 890 593
Email: lmillard@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Live 4 Life - Glenelg

Live4Life

The Live4Life initiative aims to ensure that young people, teachers, parents and the wider community are better informed about mental ill health and are proactive in identifying the signs and symptoms of an emerging mental health issue before a crisis occurs.

The Live4Life model is the only mental health education and youth suicide prevention model designed specifically for rural communities

There are four key components of the Live4Life model:
- Support, coordination and mentoring from Youth Live4Life’s staff
- School and community partnerships
- Mental health training
- “The Crew” - Live4Life’s youth leadership and participation program

Live4Life Glenelg was launched in 2017 and is delivered in partnership with the four secondary schools, South West Institute of TAFE and five community agencies; the lead agency is Glenelg Shire Council.

For further information visit: https://www.live4life.org.au/

Skittles

Skittles Group

Skittles is a social diversity group, located in Portland, South West, Victoria.
The group aims to support young diverse people aged 12-25 and their friends. This is a place where we can come together in a safe and welcome place.
For more info text Lauren on 0428 890 593.

If you are in need of crisis support please contact:
Q-Life (online and phone counselling services)
1800 184 527 (GLBTIQ Specific)
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

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