Childers Youth Card a safety net for students

Childers Youth Card
Isis District State High School students Xanthe Whitaker, Rana Blair and Meg Williams.

An initiative to keep young people in the community safe has been launched in Childers.

Childers Building Safer Communities Action team (BSCAT) has developed a Youth Card which provides important contact details and web pages of services and organisations.

The joint initiative was launched in the region last week through a partnership between the Childers Neighbourhood Centre and Isis District State High School.

Bundaberg Regional Council’s Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the Childers Youth Card features a colourful design with important contact information of a range of organisations including support services and more.

“The cards where handed out to students during first break along with a morning tea,” she said.

“Students thought the card was a great idea and where happy to put in their bags for future reference.”

The Youth Card features a range of contact details of important organisations.

Youth Card a great fit

Angela Truloff, Head of Department – Student Engagement and Wellbeing, said the Youth Card was a fantastic resource for students to keep in their wallet, student planner or even to put on the fridge.

“Sometimes we all have rainy days, but remember you don't have to deal with your difficult days alone, there's so many people and resources that will support you,” she said.

“Calling one of the numbers or visiting one of the websites on the card might be a great first step to helping you when you feel overwhelmed or down.

“Hold on to your Youth Card; it might not be useful today but you never know when you might need it.”