CREATE Young Consultants help Navigate Your Health

The Navigate Your Health Project Navigate Your Health is a two-year pilot initiative by Children’s Health Queensland, Queensland’s Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service. The initiative aims to improve health outcomes for children and young people in care and was designed with help from […]

What happens when I turn 18?

“What happens when I turn 18?” is what a 16 year old asked us during out National Survey for our 2018 Out-of-Home Care report. For years CREATE has been advocating to ensure that young people have the right to have a placement supported within the care system until they’re 21. For some young people this […]

Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2019

Couch racing in the name of youth homelessness  Today CREATE’s Northern Territory team participated in Darwin’s annual Couch Surfing Races. Hosted by Anglicare NT and the City of Darwin, the Couch Surfing Races sees teams pitted against each other as they race hand-painted couches at Darwin’s Civic Park. Yet this event is more than just […]

Making moving more manageable

Young Consultant Julia is a young person with a care experience who has got some awesome tips for young people who have to move house and how to make it more manageable and as easy as possible. As a young person in care you have probably had to change homes more than once. Maybe even multiple times. […]

Go Your Own Way this Youth Week

National Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and to celebrate the contribution of young people around Australia. At CREATE, we are focusing our Youth Week celebrations on recognising Australians who have a care experience and who are preparing to leave […]

Brittany’s Leaving Care Journey

23 year old Brittany from Victoria left care when she was 18 years old and has gone from strength to strength. “It was not easy being in care. I entered care at the age of one, but my time in care became very unstable around the age of 11”, Brittany says. “I didn’t start out […]

Youth Homelessness Matters

Young people leaving out-of-home care at 18 years of age face incredible obstacles to maintaining stable and long term accommodation. This can often lead to homelessness. Homelessness is not just about not having a home, it’s also about not having a sense of security, stability, privacy, safety and the ability to control your living space. […]

Healthy Relationships Video

This month CREATE Foundation launches a new video resource for young people on ‘Healthy Relationships’. The video resource is aimed at young people with a care experience (both with and without disability), and facilitates discussions with young people regarding what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like, how to communicate effectively in relationships and what is […]

Transitioning from Care Position Paper

“Leaving care is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do.  Personally, it was very difficult learning to live alone, so I was very lonely.  It is really hard to do it alone.  I contact CREATE as a start”  Young person quote from Go Your Own Way report, 2016 At CREATE, […]