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yourtown is a charity which has the Mission of enabling young people, especially those who are marginalised and without voice to improve their quality of life.  Our doors first opened as BoysTown in 1961. Over the years the organisation has evolved: our services, the help we offer and the way we interact with the community has changed. So to reflect these changes on 28 February 2016 our name became yourtown.

The Strategy and Research Team gives expression to yourtown's Mission by exploring new ways to improve the wellbeing of marginalised young people by providing evidence that will lead to the development of innovative programs. Our social policy submissions both advocate for the needs of youth and provides solutions for the resolution of issues that impacts on the wellbeing of young people.

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APO Member
6 April 2017

The purpose of this report is to share practice insights around what works, and what doesn't work for creating better pathways for Indigenous economic participation in the construction industry....

1 March 2017

The Parentline service provides benefits to both parents and to children living in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Parents report that the service assists them in developing confidence in...

9 September 2016

This series of papers shares the views and experiences of young people with lived experience of thinking about, planning, and attempting suicide.

Discussion paper
14 March 2016

This paper highlights the experiences and issues of young people in long-term unemployment by presenting data trends, reviewing relevant literature, and posing questions to promote discussion and...

Case study
7 December 2015

Mentoring is under the spotlight as a strategy to address the high rates of unemployment and low rates of job retention in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Discussion paper
15 October 2015

Discourse about suicide often fails to recognise the lived experience of young people. This paper aims to commence a conversation with policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and those with...

17 July 2015

Analysing feedback from 547 users of the Parentline service from 2011 to 2014, this report shows that the service was highly effective in supporting these Queensland and Northern Territory parents...

1 May 2015

This report describes the therapeutic model used for BoysTown's Expressive Therapies Intervention and presents the findings of a two-year evaluation of the program.

13 April 2015

Kids Helpline has been operating for 24 years and is Australia’s only 24/7 counselling and support service for children and young people.

1 September 2013

This study examined the tangible and intangible 12 month outcomes achieved by disadvantaged young people participating in an alternative learning program in regional Australia.