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Making sense of Adolescence

Making sense of Adolescence

By Avalon Youth Hub
Avalon Youth Hub Podcast - the Youth Advisory Group initiative. It sees young people plan, create & manage production of podcasts. Peers were surveyed on which topics they were interested in and podcasts were produced. Discussions between the group on relevant topics & special guests. Our intent is that young people who feel isolated can tap into discussions they may not feel comfortable having face to face. Project funded by NSW Department of Communities & Justice. Avalon Youth Hub is a collaboration of Youth Services on the Northern Beaches led by the Burdekin Association.
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A chat with The Rions, local Northern Beaches superstars.
The Rions started playing together at the age of 13, all 4 teenagers are currently completing Year 12 at Barrenjoey High School. They have just launched their new single "Night Light". We chat to them about how they started playing music together, what has kept them going and what the future looks like after they finish school. 
June 9, 2021
Local Counsellor, Kelly chats to us about Counselling and the misconceptions.
Kelly Bronsveld is a counsellor on Sydney's Northern Beaches. She offers comfort, coping and change support. Kelly chats to us about what's happening with teens today and helps us understand the differences between Counsellors, Psychologists and Psychiatrists.
May 31, 2021
James Brechney, local Avalon boy talks about his journey as an LGBTIQ advocate
James Brechney "Breko" was captain of Barrenjoey High in the early 2000's. He founded the viral rainbow chalking movement, DIY rainbow in 2013. From there he catapulted into the limelight, being elected onto the board of the Sydney Mardi Gras and asked to work with the United Nations body UNESCO on an anti-bullying and anti-homophobia project across Thailand. James talks to the current captain of Barrenjoey High (Astrid) about growing up in Avalon, and what changes he would like to see in community going forward.
April 29, 2021
Avalon film maker Spencer Frost opens up and shares his journey
Award winning film maker, Spencer Frost talks to us about everything from navigating friendships, social media and what we should do post school. For Spencer his transition was the same as many, he didn't have any idea what he wanted to do with his life. His solution was to try everything, he has had many jobs including; gardening, pizza delivery, barista and of course film making. This helped him decide what he didn't want to do. Check out his award winning film - A Corner of the Earth. 
March 16, 2021
Cooper Chapman and Alex Hayes talk Bullying
Alex Hayes, one of Australia's biggest influencers and Cooper Chapman, professional surfer and founder of The Good Human Factory talk candidly to us about being bullied at school and how they believe inspiring change through kindness can change the mental health landscape. Both from Sydney's Northern Beaches they share their experiences and wisdom with the the team from the Avalon Youth Hub. 
February 16, 2021
A chat with Gus Worland, Mental fitness influencer
An interview with Gus Worland, Founder of Gotcha4life and radio personality. Listen here for a frank, open and honest discussion about what young people and their parents can be doing to reduce youth suicide numbers. 
November 30, 2020
Anxiety - from young people's perspective
This episode explores very personal views on what anxiety really feels like, physically and emotionally, triggers for causing anxiety and how young people want others to address anxiety. How should we be responding?  
November 15, 2020
Coming out of Covid
This episode explores the challenges of Coronavirus and the effects it had on young people, as well as coming out of lock down.  One minute everything is normal and the next they are in isolation from their mates.
October 23, 2020