Greater Dandenong Youth Network (GDYN)

The Greater Dandenong Youth Network (GDYN) provides the opportunity for local government, youth related services, agencies, education providers and culturally based organisations to meet bi-monthly to:

  • share information
  • provide collegiate support
  • access professional development opportunities
  • identify issues affecting young people, their families and service providers.

The GDYN also facilitates:

  • development of partnerships and collaboration
  • information and resource sharing
  • discussion and co-ordination of funding
  • improving services, networking, cooperation, coordination and integration of youth agency programs.
  • Opportunities for advocacy together with or on behalf of young people and to provide formal feedback on regional youth issues to government

For more information download the GDYN Terms of Reference (PDF - 144KB).

GDYN membership

If you would like to be part of the GDYN, please complete an online membership form.

Alternatively, you can contact Kylie Wilmot on 9793 2155 or email kylie.wilmot@cgd.vic.gov.au

GDYN meetings

In line with social distancing regulations, Greater Dandenong Youth Network meetings are currently being held online.

Thursday 25 June, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Young people, COVID-19 and the online world
Guest Speaker: Dr Evita March, Federation University

Wednesday 12 August, 9.30am – 11am
Topic: to be confirmed

To register your interest in attending contact 9793 2155 or email youthservices@cgd.vic.gov.au

Future meeting dates and a return to ‘face to face’ meetings will be advised once confirmed.

We will continue to provide regular eNewsletters, to share resources and provide the latest information about programs and services for young people.

Information to support workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has already brought significant change to the way in which services are delivered, and that young people are supported and engaged.

The following resources may be of assistance to youth workers during this challenging time:

General COVID-19 Updates

Department of Health and Human Services – latest information and updates on easing of restrictions in Victoria to help you in planning your work with clients.

Youth Affairs Council of Victoria – an A-Z resource guide covering the many ways in which COVID-19 is impacting upon young people.

Centre for Digital Youth Work – ideas and resources for taking your youth work practice online.

Please remember to check your organisations IT policies and the latest security information to ensure the privacy of you and your clients.

Resources for young people

We’ve compiled a list of resources and activities for young people during self-isolation. You may wish to share these ideas with your young people:

Wellbeing

Fun Stuff

Online Learning

Key support services

Coronavirus information line 1800 020 080

National Debt Helpline 1800 007 007

Crisis support services

Lifeline 13 11 14

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Beyond Blue Support Line 1300 224 636

Previous meeting minutes 2020

Thursday 13 FebruaryYouth Education and Employment Pathways

 
Meeting Minutes for 2019

Thursday 7 February - Understanding the Youth Sector in Greater Dandenong (PDF - 808KB)

Wednesday 3 April - Young people, Alcohol and Other Drugs (PDF - 539KB)

Thursday 6 June - Homelessness and Material Aid (PDF - 335KB)

Wednesday 7 August - Bringing together the Youth and Education Sectors: working collaboratively to support young people (PDF - 486KB)

Thursday 10 October - Youth Mental Health (PDF - 386KB)

Wednesday 4 December - Youth United Against Family Violence, End of Year Review and Evaluation (PDF - 334KB)