Research shows that the drivers of resilience are complex and thus require holistic, socio-ecological responses. Underpinned by interdisciplinary approaches and youth-centred, participatory methods, the Young and Resilient Research Centre (incorporating the Intergener8 Living Lab) generates evidence-based policy and practice outcomes that leverage the digital to strengthen the resilience of young people and their communities.

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Resources from the Wellbeing Health and Youth Commission's Research Pride webinar are now available. Find out more about how you can better engage with LGBTQIA+ young people in health research.
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The Wellbeing Health and Youth Matters Project survey invites young people 12-24 years to share their views, experience and interest in young people's involvement in health research, policy and services.
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We would like to congratulate Dr Benjamin Hankel, our VC Fellow, on being awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)! Ben's project will be examining Youth Digital Wellbeing in Australia and the Philippines.
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Y&R Member Dr Anna Denejkina is investigating the role of online engagement and mentoring through Zoom to support Student Veteran’s transition from military life into student life, by creating a peer and external support network in their first year at university.
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Alex Barwick from ABC Alice Springs interviews Prof Amanda Third, Young & Resilient Research Centre Co-director, regarding sharing video recordings of violent content on social media, after a fight at the local bus interchange between students was uploaded to a Facebook community group. The recordings have since been removed by Facebook for breeching their community standards.

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Highlights

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Given the urgent issues facing young people in the digital age, and the growing demand from the international community, the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child voted to develop the General Comment on Children in Relation to the Digital Environment, to support interpretation of the Convention in a digital age.
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The project deployed a qualitative, participatory research methodology developed by the Y&R Research Centre and presents the findings of creative workshops conducted with: 96 children aged 10-18; 58 parents and carers; and 50 representatives of government departments, local & international NGOs, schools, police, telecommunications companies, religious organisations & community leaders.
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This report describes the Living Lab process used in the City of Valenzuela, summarises the key findings of the workshops with children, presents the critical issues and a preliminary list of indicators and reflects on the strengths and limitations of the Living Lab process in promoting better, more inclusive violence prevention and response.
Youth, Diversity and Wellbeing in a Digital Age
Young people are being encouraged to actively co-design strategies to address violence. Their voice underpins the development of research and policies.The conceptual framework and design of this project is underpinned by a Living Lab co-research and engagement platform.