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Flick the 'swich forums

On October 30, 2020, Ipswich City Council, in partnership with Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC), hosted a series of youth focused forums. Relive the incredible conversations held across three major topics with a fourth forum of reflection.

Don't forget to ask further questions and/or check out the answers to other questions our local youth have asked below.

Flick the 'swich Questions and Answers

Here is your opportunity to continue the conversation and contribute your perspective to the three important topics chosen by our young people.

Please allow time for responses to questions as we seek to have the right people answer, including external professional organisations and state bodies. Due to the state election, there may be a delay initially.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

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  • about mental health and mental illness – what are some key contributing factors being faced by young people, what change do you want to see in Ipswich?
  • identify key challenges and priorities for young people in maintaining a positive state of well-being – has this changed since Covid-19?
  • explore ways to reduce stigma about mental illness, recognise the signs of mental illness and talk about it
  • identify what young people need from local resources, services and the Ipswich community to create a supportive, healthy city.

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These are the people that are listening and responding to your questions.

Lynn

Community Engagement

Cameron Nicholls

Community Development

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Diversity & Acceptance

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  • identify Ipswich’s strengths as a diverse community, and what changes you want to see.
  • explore ways that Ipswich as a community could foster greater acceptance, access and inclusion for everyone and particularly young people - what's changed since Covid-19?
  • how would you like to see the diversity of the city’s young people celebrated in Ipswich?
  • identify what young people need from local resources, services and the Ipswich community for an inclusive city.

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Employment & Transitions to Independence

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  • about what young people dream of for their future
  • identify different challenges being experienced by young people across Ipswich in accessing employment and transitioning to independence
  • discuss opportunities for young people – early mentorship, future skills and industries, innovation and entrepreneurship, pathways to home ownership, local places and spaces for young people to enjoy and socialise
  • identify what young people need in order to live, work, play and thrive in Ipswich – has this changed since Covid-19?

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Lynn

Community Engagement

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Community Development

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