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.
24. Stamping out sexual violence
Trigger warning: sexual assault
This week Alana sits down with psychology student and cofounder of Young Women Against Sexual Violence (YWASV), Joey Lim.
Joey talks about her choice to start YWASV after experiencing sexual violence with the goal of creating a safe space for women to share their stories of sexual violence, to know they are not alone, to be supported and believed, whilst encouraging the community to reflect on what healthy relationships look like.
Young Women Against Sexual Violence:
Website: www.ywasv.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/Young-Women-Against-Sexual-Violence-103650138160475/ Instagram: @ywasv_org Resources:
1800 Respect National Helpline - 1800 737 732 Women’s Crisis Line - 1800 811 811 Lifeline - 131 114 Get in touch:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/YMCAWesternAustralia Instagram: @ymca_wa Anonymous line: 0439 817 254
23. Body Image Unfiltered
Most of us experience poor body image at some stage.
This week, Alana sits down with Director of Higher Degrees (Coursework) at UWA and a body image activist Dr Marilyn Bromberg to chat all things body image, how our expectations of our bodies have been impacted by social media, and what needs to change.
If you’re struggling with body image, know that you’re not alone. If you need someone to talk to, you can reach Lifeline on 13 11 14.
3. Are you being tracked online? Spoiler alert: yes
Would you delete TikTok if you knew some big company had access to your data? Would you even care if that happened?
This week Alana sits down with app developer and data expert Alexander Karan to chat all things data, what it means and why you should care about it.
21. Self stigma in LGBTQIA+ young people
Today Alana is joined by queer young person, provisional psychologist and PhD student at Telethon Kids Institute Dylan Gilbey and Head of the Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health team at the Telethon Kids Institute Amy Finlay-Jones, to chat about self stigma experienced by young LGBTQIA+ people and how self compassion can combat it.
Self stigma survey: bit.ly/selfstigma Telethon Kids Institute mindful self-compassion for LGBTIQIA+ youth study: www.telethonkids.org.au/projects/MSC/ QLife: https://qlife.org.au/ 1800 184 527 Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ 13 11 14
20. Gender Equality is Everyone's Issue
We're back with season three of YChats!
This episode, Alana sat down with other women to talk about how issues such as the gender pay gap and sexual assault are still impacting women today.
1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Helpline - 1800 737 732 Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline - 1800 007 339 Women’s Legal Aid Service - 9272 8800 Women’s Health and Family Services - 6330 5400 Sexual Assault Resource Centre - 1800 199 888 The Samaritans - 135 247 Multicultural Women’s Advocacy Service - 9328 1200 Djinda Service - 9200 2202 Yorgum Aboriginal Family Counselling Service - 1800 469 371 Q Life - 1800 184 527 Family Relationship Advice Line - 1800 050 321 Fair Work Ombudsman – 13 13 94 ESafety commissioner – to report online abuse etc. https://www.esafety.gov.au/report
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.
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!