Equals Happiness: One Young Person’s Own Words About Her Care Experience

This beautiful poem was written by one of our clubCREATE members for a school English assignment about her experience of being in care. This is the first poem she has ever written, and by sharing her own experience she is helping others to understand what it’s like to be a young person in care. We have […]

Snap that Stigma series in action!

The Snap that Stigma Community Forum series is well underway, with two events in Sydney and Orange already completed. The Snap that Stigma series of events aim to bring together like-minded members of the community to initiate the conversation about the stigma and barriers faced by children and young people living with disability who have […]

Jesse Snaps that Stigma

At CREATE, we know some pretty incredible young people who have achieved some pretty incredible things and Jesse from Victoria is definitely one of them! In 2017, Jesse completed his final year of high school and through hard work and perseverance absolutely smashed his ATAR goal! Congratulations Jesse, we are are so proud of you and can’t wait […]

Wade wants to Snap that Stigma!

Meet Wade, he is a CREATE Young Consultant who wants to make a change for children and young people around Australia who are living with a disability and who have a care experience. Wade is one of the seven Young Consultants who have shared their experiences, hopes and dreams as part of CREATE’s new Snap […]

Marusha wants to Snap that Stigma

Meet Marusha, she is a CREATE Young Consultant who wants to make a change for children and young people around Australia who are living with a disability and who have a care experience. Marusha is one of the seven Young Consultants who have shared their experiences, hopes and dreams as part of CREATE’s new Snap […]

Dwayte wins Young Person’s Award from NT Mental Health Coalition

At the end of 2017, Young Consultant Dwayte from the Northern Territory was awarded the Young Person’s award from NT Mental Health Coalition for his amazing work with ‘ShoutOut’. CREATE congratulates Dwayte for winning this important award, and are so proud of his commitment to breaking down stigma for young people with a care experience and to Headspace! 1. TELL US A LITTLE […]

Laura wins Ipswich Young Citizen of the Year

Meet Laura, an inspiring young woman from Ipswich in Queensland, who in 2017 took out the title of Ipswich Young Citizen of the Year. Laura, who has a care experience, is a wonderful example of how your past does not define your future! A BIT ABOUT LAURA I was placed into foster care at only eight weeks of age, where […]

Tasha Snaps that Stigma

Meet NSW Young Consultant Tasha who is up to some awesome things. Tasha has shared some of her amazing journey and achievements with clubCREATE! Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am 19 years old and am current studying in my second year of a Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine). I currently also work as an orthodontic […]

Jackie Snaps that Stigma

At just 22, Queensland clubCREATE member Jackie is living her dreams of being a nurse! Read about Jackie’s journey and how she wants to #snapthatstigma and be a role model for other young people in out-of-home care. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Hey, I am Jackie, 22 years young. At age 12 I went into foster […]