LookUp is part of the ADHB Child and Youth mental health strategy and uses a collaborative and young people led approach to design an event that brings together schools, people and organisations doing inspiring work in the youth wellbeing space.
LookUp 2017 was themed around ‘Wellbeing and Relationships’ and aimed to explore relationships by connecting young people and health professionals through a series of conversations, and by building resilience through relevant workshop content to assist young people in knowing how to navigate life experiences.
Over the last two years LookUp has grown and evolved! LookUp 2016 saw over 100 young people from 14 schools explore wellbeing around alcohol and other drugs, learning alongside 50 health professionals. Consequently, we are building on LookUp 2016 and the lessons learnt.
LookUp’s intention remains threefold:
– To engage a diverse group of 100 or more young people in activities that would foster reflection of the relationships and support networks in their lives, and equip them with tools and resources, in a youth-development and strengths-focused manner – leading to positive health outcomes.
– To engage 50 or more professionals to learn alongside young people, be positively influenced by a youth-leadership approach, to gain a deeper understanding of what is important to young people around their thinking of relationships and to be exposed to new tools and resources – leading to an increase in youth participation in the sector and youth-friendly approaches.
– To capture young people’s experiences and common themes on the day – leading to systemic advocacy and services that better reflect their needs.
Check out the LookUp website here – www.lookup.org.nz
Ormiston Junior College Wellbeing Collaboration
Lifehack was proud to partner with Ormiston Junior College (OJC), Changing Minds and Auckland Council Libraries to co-host this project which focussed on young people developing skill and agency to positively influence structures of wellbeing at their school and in their wider communities. This project took place between October 2016 and October 2017.
You can access resources from this collaboration in the links below:
Changing Minds + Express Yourself #YouthWeekNZ | 24 May – 3 June 2016
Changing Minds collaborates together with Express Yourself, creative arts based youth development programme, to showcase an awesome exhibition of young peoples’ art work.
At Toi Ora Live Arts Gallery – 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn
Live music, food, performances and the unveiling of a mass-participation art work that has been contributed to from all over Auckland.
The event also lauunched the free Express Yourself workshops that practise wellbeing through the use of creativity including screen printing, poetry, and theatre.