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A Magazine by MACA

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ABOUT US

Welcome to YouthWise

 

Our mission is to produce and distribute important information with the aim of young Australians indirectly or directly affected by substance abuse and issues relating to mental health.

YouthWise is used to inform the community on issues such as these with a strong focus on the youth of our society. Our purpose is to reduce stigma, provide access to resources who can offer assistance and reduce harmful community behavior through education and understanding.

THE THREE PILLARS OF YOUTHWISE

MENTAL HEALTH

ADDICTION

COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Focusing on a variety of mental health issues that Aussie youth may be experiencing including depression, stress and other anxiety based issues.

Our addiction component focuses mainly on drugs and other addictive substances or behaviors that our Youth are becoming increasingly exposed to, including but not limited to:

Gambling, Ice, Alcohol and Binge Drinking, Sugar, Amphetamine Dependence and other instances of substance abuse.

This pillar focuses on harmful community behavior such as physical and cyber bullying, acts of violence, discrimination and other instances of harmful community behavior.

YOUTHWISE MAGAZINE

Formerly MACA Magazine

A publication of MACA and Emergency Media

YouthWise is a biannual magazine presented and published by the Mental Health, Addiction & Community Awareness ‎initiative (MACA)‎

Its mission is to produce and distribute important information with the aim of helping young Australians directly or ‎indirectly affected by substance abuse and issues relating to mental health through education and awareness with the ‎support of sponsors in the business sector.‎

 

YouthWise Magazine contains a list of resources, help lines, rehabilitation centres, support networks across Australia, ‎and informative articles and is distributed free of charge to Public Secondary Schools, TAFE’s, Australian Universities, ‎rehabilitation centres, GP Super Clinics,  and supporting businesses.

DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS

FREQUENCY

YouthWise Magazine is strategically distributed through an array of channels with the objective of maximizing appropriate readership. We believe that the YouthWise Magazine can be used not only to assist those in need, but as a preventative measure to todays young adults.

+ Over 1,000 public secondary schools Australia wide.

+ Super clinics Australia wide.

+ Rehabilitation centres Australia wide.

+ Universities & TAFE's Australia wide.

+ Participating sponsors

+ Subscribers (see subscribe).

Our publication is distributed on a biannual basis in March and September of each year.

WHO WE PROMOTE

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Emergency Media and YouthWise Magazine make regular donations and contributions to a variety of relevant causes and charities, made possible by our fantastic sponsors.

TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you very much for the publication that has come across my desk – it’s a great read and so relevant to a lot of the students and families in our community.”

– Student Wellbeing Coordinator

“I’m a Secondary School Librarian, and our School Nurse would like me to catalogue the first issue of your new magazine, so that it may be permanently added to the collection (which, by the way, she thinks is an excellent resource for teenagers and teachers alike)”

– Secondary School Librarian

“Good Afternoon and Thank you for the first edition of YouthWise Magazine, It was well received by our staff and students.”

– Secondary School Periodicals Officer

“I had a client give me your first edition of YouthWise. We love it - so we were wondering what the process is for us to be able to obtain a subscription or have some sent to us for clients to read in our waiting room?”

– Drug Rehabilitation Clinic in Victoria

“Good morning, I have recently reviewed your article in the YouthWise Magazine Spring edition 2017. The article on page 11 about Cyber Bullying is very relevant to our Year 7-9 cohorts as we are currently dealing with several issues relating to this. We are including this article in our next school newsletter!”

– Secondary School Deputy Principal

GET HELP

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000

Nationwide

The National Cannabis
Information & Helpline
1800 30 40
www.ncpic.org.au/helpline/

headspace Chat Online
Online chat available

www.eheadspace.org.au/

1800RESPECT
1800 737 732
www.1800respect.org.au/

Blue Knot Foundation Helpline

1300 657 380
www.blueknot.org.au/Helpline

Lifeline
13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au/

Kids Help Line

1800 55 18 00
www.kidshelp.com.au/

PANDA -National Perinatal
Depression Helpline

1300 726 306
www.panda.org.au/

Australian Government:
AIHW MHSA

www.mhsa.aihw.gov.au/home

Veterans and Veterans Families
Counselling Service (VVCS)

1800 011 046
www.dva.gov.au/

SANE Australia
1800 187 263
www.sane.org/

Suicide Call Back Service
Online chat available
1300 659 467

www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Family Drug Support

1300 368 186
www.fds.org.au/

Al-Anon

1300 ALANON (1300 252 666)

www.al-anon.org.au/contact

Alcoholics Anonymous

1300 222 222
www.aa.org.au/

Quit Line

13 78 48
www.quit.org.au/

Mind Connect

1300 286 463
www.mindaustralia.org.au/contact-us.html

The Butterfly Foundation

1800 33 4673
www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/

Mensline Australia

1300 78 99 78
www.mensline.org.au/

Gambling Helpline
Online chat available
1800 858 858

www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/

State Specific

VIC

Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice (YoDAA) Line

1800 458 685
Telephone information and advice for young people and others concerned about them.

Pharmacotherapy, Advocacy, Mediation & Support (PAMS)

1800 443 844
Advice for anyone experiencing trouble with their pharmacotherapy program (Methadone, Suboxone etc..)

1800 ICE ADVICE

1800 423 238
Advice and support for people who use ice, their families and health professionals.

DirectLine

1800 888 236
Confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral line.

NSW

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

1800 151 045

A 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral telephone service.

Ted Noffs Foundation help line

Counselling and support for young people and their families.

QLD

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

1800 177 833
Telephone information, counselling and referral.

Counselling Online


If you prefer to speak to someone
1800 177 833 (Regional)
07 3837 5989 (metro)

WA

Alcohol and Drug Support Line

(08) 9442 5050 (Metro)
1800 653 203 (Country)

24/7, state-wide counselling, information, referral and support

Parent and Family Drug Support Line

1800 721 997
24/7, state-wide counselling, information, referral and support.

Meth Helpline

1800 874 878
24/7, state-wide counselling, information, referral and support.

SA

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

1300 131 340
Telephone information, counselling, and referral service.

ACT

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

02 6207 9977
24-hour telephone service offering information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support.

NT

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

1800 131 350
24-hour Alcohol and Drug Telephone Information and counselling service.

TAS

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

1800 811 994
A 24-hour telephone information and counselling line.

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Melbourne, VIC 3000

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