20 episodes

Featuring real-life stories from young people across Western Australia, together with a mix of high profile personalities and professional speakers to offer practical support and advice.

YChats has been created following focus groups with young people across the state where they identified the need for a safe space for them to talk through their own lived experiences as well as hear from experts on how best to navigate difficult times and situations.

YMCA WA's aim is to start conversations about those topics people often find difficult to discuss, whilst removing stigmas.

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Featuring real-life stories from young people across Western Australia, together with a mix of high profile personalities and professional speakers to offer practical support and advice.

YChats has been created following focus groups with young people across the state where they identified the need for a safe space for them to talk through their own lived experiences as well as hear from experts on how best to navigate difficult times and situations.

YMCA WA's aim is to start conversations about those topics people often find difficult to discuss, whilst removing stigmas.

    What career is right for you?

    What career is right for you?

    We’re coming to the end of the year when we are being asked to make some big decisions about our future and career. It’s perfectly okay not to know exactly what you want to do but we've got the tools to help make it clearer!

    We're joined by Kendal Drew, Director at Strategic Career Management and a qualified professional career development practitioner. 

    Resources: https://www.ymcawa.org.au/news/what-career-is-right-for-you

    • 57 min
    What makes a relationship toxic?

    What makes a relationship toxic?

    We're talking to Laima Kuliukas, a highly skilled psychologist, all about how to nuture the good relationships in your life and navigate the toxic ones.

    Resources: 1800 Respect

    • 40 min
    How to ask R U OK?

    How to ask R U OK?

    It’s September 10 which means it’s R U OK Day – our yearly reminder to connect with the people around you and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life. 

    Young person Chloe shares her story about bullying and how people reaching out helped her. Rob Tiller, mental health counsellor, shares practical ways to ask people "are you okay?

    • 50 min
    Exploring Trans, Gender Identity and the Binary

    Exploring Trans, Gender Identity and the Binary

    We're speaking about trans, gender identity and sex. Kai Schweizer is a sexologist and LGBTIQA+ specialist, and transperson sharing his lived experiences, along with Sam Winter, psychologist, clinician, researcher and teacher working in the field of trans health, wellbeing and rights.

    Resources

    Transfolk of WA

    https://www.transfolkofwa.org/

    Lifeline

    https://www.lifeline.org.au/

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Adrian Eagle on Life and Suicide

    Adrian Eagle on Life and Suicide

    Aussie hip hop legend Adrian Eagle sat down with Alana to speak openly about battling his mental demons and launching his career in the music biz.

    • 45 min
    Burning Questions About Cannabis

    Burning Questions About Cannabis

    We're talking about the green stuff. Kush, weed, grass, whatever you want to call it, today we're talking about the good, bad, and changing laws around Cannabis.

    Joining us is Sharlene Mavor, a medical scientist and founder/managing director of charity Medical Cannabis Research Australia.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

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Voices well and truely heard!

A great listen and great insight into the behavioural habits of young people and issues that we are facing as a society.

Kudos to those willing to share their personal stories with the listeners, their courage is very inspiring!

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