Raising awareness for homeless youth this Homelessness Week August 1st-7th 2021
What does home mean to you?
Send your answers in to the Hive and YES Unlimited to be featured on their project in the Westend Plaza
What is homelessness? What does it look like? Who does it happen to?
Homelessness isn't always what it seems, and it can happen to anyone.
It's hard to accurately measure, but it's estimated that 32,000 young people aged 12-25 in Australia.
This is about 1/3 of the total homeless population across the country.
Youth homelessness is commonly unseen
This is because most homeless young people don’t live on the
street - They may be;
- Couch surfing
- Sleeping on floors
- Temporarily staying with someone they know
- Temporarily staying with complete strangers
Where would you go for help if you or someone you knew was suddenly homeless?
You can reach out to your local headspace, or look at some of the resources below.
Helping to raise awareness of homelessness, helps to fundraise and find safe places for people to stay
If you need help, or someone to talk to please reach out.
eheadspace: is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat online, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au
Lifeline: is a 24-hour telephone counselling service: 13 11 14 lifeline.org.au
Kids helpline: is a 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for young people aged five to 25: 1800 55 1800 kidshelpline.com.au