The Youth Network has been meeting regularly online since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions. Network members from services located outside of the Sydney metropolitan area have found the online meetings particularly useful and have requested that they are continued ongoingly to help them stay connected to their professional peers.
Training and networking events for the Youth Network for FY 2020-21 are now being rescheduled to take place online wherever possible and will include these more frequent online ‘catch-ups’. The ‘Find hope’ suicide and self-harm prevention workshop, originally scheduled for May, will now take place in October in Sydney based venue.
Other upcoming projects for the Youth Network include a fully updated online service profile and ongoing development of cross-sector referral pathways and strategies for improved communication between non governement and government-funded services for young people in NSW.
About the network
The Youth AOD Services Network is a collective of community based organisations that provide specialist services to young people seeking support for alcohol and other drugs use. The group works together to enhance service provision, develop partnerships and improve referrals. They participate in a range of networking, knowledge exchange and capacity building activities and actively work with NADA to advocate for improved AOD treatment access for young people in New South Wales.
The network meets four times a year—for two meetings and two training sessions.
If you would like to become a member of the Youth AOD Services Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.