NATIONAL Youth Week celebrations have received a $6000 boost in south-west Victoria.
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Member for South West Coast Denis Napthine announced Warrnambool, Moyne and Glenelg shires would receive $2000 for events in National Youth Week, as part of a joint partnership between the state government, federal government and youthbeyondblue.

The theme for Youth Week, from April 13 to 22, is Imagine. Create. Inspire. To celebrate the week, Moyne Shire will host a dinner for young people called Getting Down (and how to get back up) and Brophy Family and Youth Services will hold the Kulcha Shift Skate and Sound Festival, which features bands, food stalls, an action sport competition and demonstrations.

Glenelg Shire is set to host Glenelg Youth Art Week, a community art project with community groups and sporting clubs, including large-scale designs on the playing surfaces of local sporting clubs, according to Dr Napthine.

“National Youth Week provides a wonderful opportunity for young people across the country to celebrate and be acknowledged for their contributions to their community and these grants will help young south-west Victorians be part of it,” Dr Napthine said.

“I would encourage all local young people to support this event and get involved with Youth Week.”

Dr Napthine said beyondblue’s contribution of $40,000 would go towards events raising awareness about depression and anxiety in young people. “Around 160,000 young people aged 16 to 24 live with depression each year,” he said.

Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge said important events such as National Youth Week helped provide creative ways to raise awareness on important health issues.

To learn more about National Youth Week go to www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/nyw/. For information on depression or anxiety visit www.youthbeyondblue南京夜网 or call 1300 224 636.

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