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Geelong Young People, Difference, Diversity and Inclusion

Young People’s Voices and Participation and the Beginnings of ‘Co-Design’

Introduction In their recent book – Youth rising?: The politics of youth in the global economy – Mayssoun Sukarieh and Stuart Tannock (2014, p. 143) reflect on the problematic character of young people’s voices and participation in movements against such things as the climate crisis, war, and racism, and their encounters with the institutionalised promise […]

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Geelong Young People and the Pandemic

Young People’s Mental Health and Well-being in the Pandemic

What are we talking about and how does it connect to aspiration? Introduction COVID-19 (45.7%), the environment (38.0%) and equity and discrimination (35.4%) topped the key issues in 2021 that young people feel Australia must address. “These responses are given in the context of a crescendo of public dialogue accompanying national and international events such […]

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Aspiration and Young People’s Sense of their Futures in the Time of COVID

The Capacity to Aspire, and the ‘Moral’ Obligation to be Aspirational Introduction I am not saying that the poor cannot wish, want, need, plan, or aspire. But part of poverty is a diminishing of the circumstances in which these practices occur. If the map of aspirations…is seen to consist of a dense combination of nodes […]

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Introduction: Young People’s Aspirations, Health and Well-being and Voices in Geelong During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aspiration: a hope or ambition of achieving something.  (Oxford Languages Dictionaries) In a series of blogs we will provide an outline of three of the key themes that have emerged during the first year (2021) of a three (3) year project that we are conducting in Geelong, Victoria’s (AUSTRALIA) second largest city. The project, which […]

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Geelong Young People and the Pandemic

COVID, Lockdowns and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-being: A Perspective From Geelong

The Challenge The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis that has mostly impacted the physical health of older people, and people with underlying health concerns. Which is not to say that the health impacts of COVID are not also significant for a number of young people. However, the series of lockdowns that Melbourne and […]