Join us for National Youth Week – go without your bed!

GO WITHOUT YOUR BED – download parent consent/permission form here
Youth Homelessness Matters “Sleep-out” for National Youth Week
(Raising awareness & visibility around couch-surfing in Shepparton)
You’re invited…
Go without your bed for the 26,000 young people who don’t have one. Instead of a couch, sleep-out in the carpark (or on the carpet) at:
Wesley Hall/Sacred Space
Maude Street, Shepparton
All welcome!
• Tea/Coffee/Hot chocolate provided
• BYO pillow, sleeping bag, doona, snacks, musical instruments
• DVDs on the big screen plus LIVE enterainment/acoustic performers
• Other art/craft activities available
• Strictly drug free/alcohol free event
• Light breakfast of toast/spreads/juice available
• Strictly drug free/alcohol free event
7.30pm on Wed 9 April until
7.30am on Thu 10 April
Young people under 18 must complete parent/guardian consent form.
RSVP: Contact Damien Stevens @ UnitingCare Cutting Edge
0437 134 625
(03) 5831 6157
Supported by UnitingCare Cutting Edge, Word & Mouth, headspace Shepparton and The Bridge.

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GLBTI community consultation forum in SHEPPARTON – Wednesday 5 March, 6pm – 8pm

The Victorian Department of Health is undertaking targeted consultation with the Victorian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) community and health sector in order to better understand the health and wellbeing issues experienced by the GLBTI community.

The Department of Health would like to invite YOU to take part in this opportunity to directly communicate your views about the health and wellbeing issues, emerging concerns and experiences of your communities. The Department, in partnership with UnitingCare Cutting Edge, is conducting a community consultation forum, open to ALL members of the GLBTI community on:
Wednesday 5 March 2014
6pm – 8pm
UnitingCare Cutting Edge (Sacred Space [old kindergarten]]
139 Maude Street, SHEPPARTON

If you would like to participate, please RSVP by Friday 28 February with your details to
Due to capacity constraints places are limited! Don’t forget to advise of any dietary requirements (dinner provided).

Additionally, the Department will launch the consultation website, which can be found here (, this week. The website will provide further details about the consultation process, information about how to make written submissions and information about how to take part in community forums and meetings.

Please do not hesitate to contact Georgie Foster, GLBTI Health, on (03) 9096 9023 or for further information.