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The Collaborative Trust Update: February 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, youth, Training, Community Groups, young people

Save the Date: Festival of Youth Development!

It’s with great excitement that we announce the Festival of Youth Development happening between Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th September 2019 in Christchurch. Watch your inbox next week for more information on this great festival, and to find out how your organisation can be involved.

This festival is currently supported by the Canterbury Youth Workers Collective, The Collaborative Trust, Strengthening the Youth Sector, Christchurch City Council, Wayne Francis Charitable Trust and Youth Voice Canterbury.

Kate Sheppard House and Garden Open Day

Enjoy a special open day on Saturday 16th March at the historic Kate Sheppard House and explore the award winning gardens while raising funds for the Youth Hub Christchurch

Find out more abou the Kate Sheppard House and Garden Open Day, including how to get your tickets.

Find out more about the Youth Hub Christchurch.

Youth Health Manual: Sale price $20 including GST and postage

Our Youth Health Manuals are now on sale until Sunday 31st March, or while stocks last! If you have always wanted a copy of this great resource, now is your chance to purchase one at this great rate!

Order your copy of the Youth Health Manual.

Research Reflection: The Attitude Gap Challenge: A South Auckland Employment and Skills Challenge

By Jane Higgins

Why do many employers report that young people have a ‘poor attitude’ towards employment? Why do many young people become discouraged in the process of seeking work? The Attitude Gap Challenge is a 2016 research project that set out to understand the lack of connection between young people and local employers in South Auckland. The resulting report is essential reading for anyone involved in youth employment in New Zealand.

Read more of Jane Higgin's thoughts on the Attitude Gap Challenge.

Christchurch Workshops

Gender Diversity Workshop: Thursday 28th February 2019

Only a few spaces left! There has been a shift in the gender landscape, how gender is expressed and experienced has changed significantly in the last five years. How we are able to respond to these changes has a direct impact on our ability to support our students or clients. With education and support we can start to improve the outcomes for our diverse communities.

Find out more about this Gender Diversity workshop.

Trauma Informed Care: Wednesday 20th March 2019

What does 'Trauma Informed Care' actually mean? What creates trauma in people’s lives? What difference to Care does it make if you know there has been trauma in the past? How can you help?

Find out more about this workshop on Trauma Informed Care.

HEADSSS: Thursday 11th April 2019

The brains of young people are mysterious- how do you know what is going on? Have you had that feeling I want to help these young people but they are so exasperating! If you would like to understand young people and be able to communicate with them better, you need to come to this interactive workshop.

Find out more about this HEADSSS workshop.

HEADSSS - What Next?: Thursday 2th7 June 2019

This workshop will provide skills in using the information gained through the assessment in then developing brief interventions and assisting young people to work to overcome barriers and fulfill their goals. Interventions for depression, anxiety, motivational interviewing and addictions will be proposed and the opportunity to practice these skills.

Find out more about this further HEADSSS workshop.

HEADSSS Discount

Register for both of our upcoming HEADSSS workshops and receive a 10% discount. Use code headstimestwo at check out.


Find out what other workshops from The Collaborative Trust in 2019.

Community News

Disability Advisory Group Vacancies

The Disability Advisory Group of the Christchurch City Council invites applications to join the group, which provide a forum for Disabled People to participate in the planning of Council services, projects, and activities in order to ensure that the needs of the wider disability community are taken into account.

Werry Workforce Whāraurau National Training Day: Infant, Maternal and Whānau Mental Health/AOD

Werry Workforce Whāraurau invites you to their first free national training day of the year - dedicated to approaches and knowledge that can assist the wellbeing of infants, caregivers and whānau.


Be sure to keep up to date with What's On on the Collaborative website.

Contact The Collaborative Trust for more information (info[at]collaborative.org.nz).

The Collaborative Trust
PO Box 2986
Christchurch 8041

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