Elevate is our blog by young people, for young people.

Do you have an opinion on an issue you want to share? Do you have a solution to a problem?  We want to hear from young people and those who work with them to submit their writing to be published here on Elevate.

We’d love to hear what you have to say about making a difference, being a young person, your community or anything else you're passionate about and want young people to know about. Let Elevate be a platform for getting your voice out there!

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Why young people are protesting 26 January

  • Jacob Gamble, YACVic
  • 26 January 2023

Maree’s story: The power of early intervention in East Victoria

  • Katia Pellicciotta
  • 20 October 2022

Kieran's story: Providing young people with creative spaces to express themselves and get the support they need

  • 12 August 2022

Cihan's story: Muslim youth worker creating a better life for Muslim young people

  • 12 August 2022

Caitlyn's story: If I didn't meet that youth worker, I don't think I'd be where I am today

  • 12 August 2022

Yumna's story: tirelessly working for young people in regional Victoria

  • 12 August 2022

Youth in Action Project

  • YACVic
  • 01 August 2022

Using life experience to make change with Mac

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 13 December 2021

Self-Care: Making it work for youth workers

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 03 September 2021

How to (really) check in with young people during lockdown

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 25 August 2021

How can youth workers find their ‘burnout boundary’?

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 01 September 2021

Local secondary school students tackle mental illness together

  • Natalie Willis and team
  • 15 June 2021

Coping with Grief during COVID-19

  • Sammy Huynh
  • 16 September 2020

A Friendly Reminder That You Are Not Defined by Your Productivity

  • Sweeney Preston
  • 04 September 2020

Ways to Check In With Your Friends

  • PROJECT ROCK-IT Presenters: Tayla McKechnie, Ror Akot, Isabelle Blashki, Amal Wehbe, Jayde Petrie
  • 01 July 2020

Speaking Up About Mental Health from Lived Experience

  • 04 May 2020

How making a complaint about a mental health service can help improve the system

  • 23 April 2020

Resources for young people experiencing family or domestic violence during COVID-19 lockdown

  • Julian Garrido
  • 01 April 2020

How sport helped me find my feet in Australia

  • Prateeti Sabhlok, 24 from Melbourne's East
  • 11 March 2020

How you can take care and action during the bushfires

  • YACVic
  • 07 January 2020

Self-care for the holidays

  • YACVic
  • 23 December 2020

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System must focus on young people

  • Sebastian Antoine, YACVic Policy and Research Officer
  • 27 November 2019

Why sexual health services need to be more accessible for young people

  • Law Donnelly
  • 29 October 2019

Helping young people keep in touch with their mental health

  • Briar Rolfe, YACVic Communications
  • 11 October 2019

Smashing the mental health stigma in our small towns

  • Jennifer Rowan
  • 30 July 2019

How to have your voice heard on mental health

  • Luke Rycken and Dr. Jessie Mitchell
  • 05 June 2019

Turning 26 and overcoming the quarter life crisis

  • Maria Matthews
  • 09 April 2019

Young Thinker says 'Treat Yourself'

  • YACVic
  • 14 January 2019

Building stronger schools is everyone’s business

  • Dr. Jessie Mitchell, YACVic
  • 25 June 2018

The Hidden Victors: giving voice to young people experiencing family violence

  • YACVic
  • 23 November 2017

Taking care during the marriage equality debate

  • YACVic
  • 21 September 2017