Here are some links to information that may help you during this time:
Access to FREE phone data:
Mobile phone and data providers will be providing free data to their users until the end of April. We encourage you to check with your phone provider if they will be doing that. Some of those companies are: Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. Check link below to find out more:
Red Cross Night Café
Night Café is available for take away food and drinks at their front door on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
- Night Café Online Facebook page – this is the face of Night Café and a place where we can share what we are all about and our amazing community connection to support young people on their journeys.
- Night Café Online Facebook private group is intended to be much like the physical Night Café space. This group aims to provide a safe space for young people to have effective pathways to gain knowledge and skills, access resources and services, and improve social connection and participation.Here is the link for the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NightCafeOnline
Brisbane Youth Service (BYS)
– BYS is using the COVID-19 screening survey with all young people and visitors to BYS service sites
– If possible, please call BYS on 3620 2400 before presenting to any service site in person
– The counselling service has moved to telephone or video platforms
– All group activities have been placed on hold for now, until further notice
– Youth work support is available from the BYS Hub, Monday to Friday, 9-4pm by calling 3620 2400
– Face-to-face support is available from the BYS Hub Monday to Friday, 1-4pm for appointments or walk-ins
– The Medical Clinical remains open. The BYS Nurse is available 9 -12 pm Monday to Wednesday and the GP is available 1-4pm Monday to Thursday for appointments or walk ins.
– Support for young women and young families is being provided by telephone, with limited home based support if needed
– Support to young tenants is being provided by telephone, with limited home based support if needed
– Our 24/7 services are all operational.
– Young people who have a BYS key worker, should contact them directly
– Centrelink and LawRight are no longer offering services at the BYS Hub, however, youth workers can assist young people to access these services
If you find yourself needing emergency relief (food or other essential items), the following links/places con provide support to you or provide you information about where to go:
What to do at home during social distancing?
There’s lots of groups and activities that can be done through social media platforms. Some of those are:
- Hold competitions with your friends (cooking, mind games such trivia, dancing, drawing, etc.)
- Watch movies/shows together
- Start a book club
- Take an online class together (yoga, meditation, art)
- Try making these recipes that are healthy, cheap and easy to make
Chickpea Curry Fridge-dive pasta Fried rice Tuna patties
Social distancing may feel really daunting, and you may not be sure about how else to connect with your friends, but giving a try at some of the options above will be a very good opportunity to remain in contact with others while keeping safe and healthy!
Here are some creative opportunities to share your stories, showcase your skills and win prizes!
Don’t forget that Visible Ink has heaps of great equipment you can borrow for free including DSLR Cameras, Tripods, Lighting, Shotgun Microphones and more while our Media Studio has Adobe Premiere for film editing and audio recording. Check out out list of equipment for hire here
Video for Change Grab a camera and shoot a one-minute video on a social issue you’re passionate about. This years theme is “What does “community” mean in a crisis?” Its time to #CreateAndBeHeard
Celebrate your culture by joining the Multicultural Youth and Family Film Festival Short Film Competition
Arts from the Margins is hosting this competition on the theme of “Belonging”.
Entries are open from 1 June – 31 July 2020 to artists living with adversity and disabilities.