Sunday, August 02, 2015


The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory and is responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, and those who work with them.

Youth Coalition Launches New Report: Mental Health Perspectives of Young People Aged 12-25 in the ACT

Mental Health: Perspectives of Young People Aged 12-25 in the ACT outlines the perspectives that young people shared as part of the Youth Coalition's series of consultations on mental health and wellbeing, held between October 2014 and February 2015.

Young Canberrans call for earlier education, people in key roles to develop their skills and knowledge, and more timely responses to help-seeking to address ongoing concern about mental health in our community.

Click here to download the report.
Click here to download the media release.

Youth Coalition Response to ACT Budget 2015-16

The Youth Coalition has welcomed the ACT Government's modest investment in early intervention and prevention in the ACT Budget for 2015-16, however, young Canberrans need affordable housing and job opportunities. Please click here to download the Youth Coalition's media release.

Announcing the Youth Worker Practice Network

The Youth Coalition is committed to supporting the development and practice of youth workers across the ACT. In 2015, we are looking to offer a range of professional development opportunities such as active learning and shared case studies sessions, with the aim of facilitating the development of a community of practice for frontline workers supporting young people. For further information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Youth Coalition Weekly eBulletin

Looking for an easy way to stay up to date with all of the activities, events, resources and information relating to young people and the youth sector in the ACT? Subscribe to the Youth Coalition's weekly eBulletin. Email subscription requests or content submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Training & Professional Development Calendar

To view the August - September 2015 calendar, click here.

The Training and Professional Development Calendar is produced bi-monthly by the Youth Coalition of the ACT in partnership with the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) and the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT).


We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands of the ACT and we pay our respects to the Elders, their families and ancestors.

We acknowledge that the effects of the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families as well as past racist policies and actions continues today.

We acknowledge that Indigenous people hold distinctive rights as the original peoples of modern day Australia, including the right to a distinct status and culture, self-determination and land.

We celebrate Ngunnawal culture and the invaluable contribution to the community.