Youth Wellbeing 2019

 

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Funding

We were very fortunate to have secured another $50k from The Vodafone Foundation for 2019. This opportunity blew us away, it meant that we could further deepen the work we completed in 2018 and create more opportunities for our young people. The above ideas have been funded to be achieved from March 2019 – August 2019.

The Vodafone Foundation grant became the catalyst of other groups to match fund or match resources our projects:

  • The Support Group is run in collaboration with The HEART Movement, who funds the facilitator of the sessions.
  • The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board is supporting the Wellbeing Programmes in our community to grow, creating more opportunities for local community members and practitioners to understand the importance of mental health wellbeing.
  • CAYAD has funded Flipping East to collaborate with us on the development of the Wellbeing Index, enabling more of the team to come together and work closely to achieve this highly anticipated initiative.
  • The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board is also funding Flipping East to run Place making in Mt Wellington, and Panuku has joined in the Placemaking with funds to run some Panmure initiatives as well.

Community of Practice & Learning

The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board have supported our collective to develop a community of practice in our community of Tāmaki. We are working to bring together all of the youth organisations that are connected to Tāmaki, to gather on a regular basis, share their knowledge and expertise with each other and develop a more effective practice that will work to raise youth wellbeing holistically.

If you’re interested in joining us, we meet on a monthly basis, every 2nd Monday night at the Peace Experiment, Cnr Clifton Court and Pilkington Rd, Panmure. From 6.30pm to 8.30pm. We would love to have you join us. To find out more, contact Rosita via email – rosita.flippingeast@gmail.com.

Key Outcomes over 2019

Youth Drop in Spaces

We ran youth drop in spaces for youth in the Panmure Community Hall for 6 months, from March to September 2019. Just like last year, the drop in spaces are very popular and if we had enough funds to run the spaces permanently, we would do it in a heart beat.

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Youth Initiated Mentoring

We have been working for over a year to create a different way of mentoring in Tāmaki. Our new initiative will be focused on youth leading a mentoring relationship alongside us. We are just finalising the programme and corresponding document, and hopefully the new collaborations and partnerships needed for this programme to be a success. With some luck, we hope to launch a prototype in 2020, so stay tuned!

School Connections

The Kumara Vine : https://thekumaravine.wordpress.com/

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Phenomenal Young Women : https://phenomenalyoungwomen.com/

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Suicide Prevention and Wellbeing Programmes

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The Tāmaki Youth Wellbeing Index

A key aspect of the Youth Wellbeing Index, was our involvement in The Social Impact Summit and our Tāmaki Youth Symposium.

Click here for a full programme of that event.

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Each of our presenters on the day were amazing and gave their time freely, to share the work that they are doing for youth.

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We also shared our work on our Tāmaki Youth Wellbeing Index, which helped us to refine and iterate our very new prototype.

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The Tāmaki Youth Wellbeing Index is a measure of subjective wellbeing that showcases the overall levels of wellbeing for young people in Tāmaki aged 16 – 24 years including several indicators that impact and make up the overall level of wellbeing for young people. This aims to create a discussion point for the community that allows them to talk about wellbeing and how to sustain this over time.

You can download the full report here.

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