Twenty10 Announces the Appointment of their new Executive Director
It is with great pleasure and excitement that the Board of Twenty10 can announce that a new Executive Director has been appointed. Brett Paradise will be on-board from 7 January 2014.
With degrees in Performing Arts and Community Sector Management Brett began his career in industrial relations and then community legal centres before finding his passion for working with vulnerable young people, their families and community.
Brett has been working in the youth and community sector for the past 8 years as Manager of Delivery and Client Services for the Northern Rivers Social Development Council.
Brett was responsible for the delivery of a number of successful programs from homelessness, to alcohol and drug misuse and abuse, anti bullying, juvenile justice and sexual health. In 2010, Brett co-authored the Northern Rivers Regional Youth Plan and developed the Northern Rivers Regional Youth Advisory Council.
"I couldn't be more excited to be taking up this position and working with a team that engage in such important work everyday." Brett Paradise added: "I'm also keenly aware that Rebecca Reynolds will be a hard act to follow and I thank her for leaving Twenty10 in such a great position for the future".
For the past 6 Years Brett has been the Reconnect and Early Intervention Specialist Member on the Yfoundations Board, the NSW Youth Homelessness peak body and Co President for the last 4 years.
Cristyn Davies and Atari Metcalf, co-chairs of Twenty10 say: "The Board, Staff and Clients of Twenty10 thank Rebecca Reynolds for her dedication for the past 5 years and welcome Brett to the family. Brett brings with him a depth of knowledge of the youth and community sector and a great sense of enthusiasm to continue to make a real difference in our communities."
Drop-in Closed every Wednesday until the end of the year
Drop-in will be closed each WEDNESDAY until the end of the year. We need to use the time to do some big clean-ups, general tidying, reorganising and generally sprucing things up ready for 2014!
Drop-in will re-open in the new year for 5 days a week in the new year.
2-Minute Talent Show - End of year Celebration
Twenty10 is celebrating the end of 2012 with a 2-Minute Talent Show!
It's your opportunity to show us your amazing talent in 2 minutes or under and have the chance to win an incredible prize.
Do you juggle? Can you play an instrument? Do you know all the dance moves to your favourite music video? Do you know heaps of jokes? Do you have an unusually excellent thing you can do but rarely get the chance to show anyone?
We will have dinner, and then show our talents to celebrate yet another super fun and really productive year at Twenty10
When: Thursday 12th December
What time: 6:00 to 8:00pm
Where: Twenty10 Level 1, 45 Chippen St Chippendale
Opening Hours over the Festive Season
Opening Hours Over the Festive Season
Twenty10 will be closed for a little while at the end of December/early January. Here are the dates you need to know:
Twenty10 closing: Friday 20th December
Twenty10 re-opening: Monday 6th January
Q-Life After Hours Phone Support
Our all-ages evening support line, Q-Life will continue operating during this period.
Support Line: 8594 9596
Regional Free Call: 1800 184 527
Some thoughts about this time of year...
Christmas can be a time of relaxing, eating, having fun and connecting with people we love, but it can also be a time where experiences and expectations around family, gift giving and religion can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, sad and frustrated. If you're worried about what this time of year might be like for you, check out our 'Surviving Christmas' zine and chat to a worker about preparing and putting strategies in place to help take care of yourself.
Young People from Twenty10 create a Gender Identity Resource Video
In July of 2012 a group of young people who stand under the umbrella term 'gender diverse' came together, and in a series of workshops with the crew from Jump Academy and Twenty10, they created a video about gender identity.
Join the film's news anchors Pete and Squirrel, and special reporter Victoria Pomegranate as they investigate gender identities for young people.
U R Not Alone - A Film made by Twenty10 Young People and ReachOut with sponsorship from the Community Relations Commission.
September 2010, a group of young people came together for a series of Video Workshops facilitated by ReachOut.com and Twenty10 with sponsorship from the Community Relations Commission.
Young people had ongoing discussion about their experiences growing up and 'coming out', how these experiences shaped thier identities, what would've been and was helpful for them to combat the impacts of homophobia. They learnt how to capture ideas with a camera and a microphone.
These were combined to create the U R Not Alone video!
Twenty10 Gender Identity Poster
Twenty10 has a poster promoting gender diversity. The text on the poster reads:
"Wherever you and your gender sit, there is a place for you.
Gender, sex and sexuality are not black and white.
If you are under 26 and identify as transgender, intersex of gender-queer
or are exploring what gender means for you, Twenty10 can help you
access the support and information you may need."
This poster is a great one to have up in your service or consultation room to ensure that people feel comfortable and welcome to talk about their gender identity or issues they may be having.
To order a copy of this free poster, e-mail email@example.com
What will you find in this site?
Hopefully the information you need! Menu bars along the top and side of the site will help you navigate through the site. But here are some shortcuts:
- Find out about our upcoming groups and events
- Find out what services we offer young people
- Find out how you can make a donation to Twenty10
- Find out about volunteering at Twenty10
- Search for services that are close to where you live
Helpful links and contacts
Kids Help Line
Kids Help Line is a free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
1800 55 1800
Lifeline is a free 24-hour telephone counselling service available from anywhere in Australia.
13 11 14
In an emergency, call the Police by dialling 000
Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW (GLCS)
GLCS provide free telephone counselling, referrals and support groups for GLBT people and their families on matters of sexuality and life issues. The phone line is open 5:30pm-9:30pm 7 days a week.
www.glcsnsw.org.au (02) 8594 9596 or
1800 18 4527 (rural freecall)
Youth Emergency Accommodation Line (YEAL)
YEAL provides a simple way for young people (under 18) to find a safe place to sleep for the night. You can check their daily updated lists on their website or call the hotline.
www.yaa.com.au 1800 424 830
Homeless Persons Information Centre (HPIC)
HPIC is the telephone information and referral service that refers people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to the services that may assist them. The service is provided by the City of Sydney.
1800 234 566 (7 days a week, 9am-10pm. Closed 1pm-2pm)
Where you'll find us
Address: Level 1, 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale
Fax: (02) 9698 3831
Metro Support: 02 8594 9555
Twenty10 admin line: 02 8594 9550
GLCS NSW: Talking Helps
Lesbian Line: 02 8594 9595 (Mondays 5:30pm - 9:30pm)
Evening Phone Support line: 02 8594 9596 (daily 5:30pm - 9:30pm)
GLCS Admin line: 02 8594 9500