BtB connected across the region today; each with a cup of tea and a computer screen. The BtB virtual morning tea was a way of connecting, updating and brainstorming.

Issues of IT access were raised by many across the region. The support outlined by the State Government is welcomed by BtB and we will investigate the uptake and continued need of young people in the Great South Coast region.

The social and emotional wellbeing of our young people was also front of mind. BtB supports the Live4Life initiative in Glenelg and Southern Grampians and this work will continue to be vital as we respond to changed educational settings.

Finally, the group discussed the importance of positive and localised messaging during times of social distancing and remote learning. BtB is engaging with news media to tell local stories and share the voice and experiences of young people.

‘we need to adapt and work in different ways; the work doesn’t stop’

 

During Covid-19 it is more important than ever that we continue to support our young people.