The Queensland Government is committed to supporting young people by investing long-term funding across priority areas such as education, employment, housing, young women and girls, justice, and safety.
Have your say about matters that are important to you.
Plan ahead for a fun and memorable Schoolies, and party safely with your mates
Feeling stressed about upcoming exams? Check our tips for dealing with exam time pressures.
Discover what jobs match your skills and interests, and what areas offer industry growth.
Finding it difficult to save or manage your finances? Check out tips for creating a budget and how to achieve your money goals.
Looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly at home? 🤔
Simply changing a lightbulb can help💡. LED bulbs are 80% more efficient than fluorescent lights and require less energy, which means something like swapping out a light can reduce the demand from energy suppliers and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.🌩️
We've shared 5 simple hacks you can do at home, even if you are renting. Save them for later. ☝️
What are your tips for staying environmentally conscious at home? 🌿
Eating healthy ALL the time is often unrealistic, so here are some of our favourite healthy alternatives that are often more nutritious ✌️
🍿 Instead of chips, try slightly buttered popcorn
🍦 Instead of ice cream, try Greek yogurt and fruit or frozen fruit
🥓 Try and opt for lean meats like chicken or turkey, or substituting for seafood
Remember, aim to get your 2 fruits and 5 veggies every day, drink plenty of water and eat everything in moderation 😎
Got a swap to share? 🤔
Finance can be overwhelming, so we are breaking it down one word at a time. 🤑
What confuses you when it comes to finance? 👇
Doing something as simple as packing your own lunch can really help you save some extra cash 🤑
In fact, if you were to pack your lunch instead of buying it every day, you could save around $2,000 a year 💰
There are so many little expenses that we often overlook as being a 'necessity' that can be removed in order to save a little more money.
What are some other ways you can save money each day? 😎
Truthfully, heartbreak hurts and it sucks.
We can feel heartbroken when we lose someone or something we loved or wanted very much, like romantic relationship or a friendship, a family member, a pet, or a job or opportunity that was very important to us.
Heartbreak can cause a large amount of stress, especially if the loss is a sudden one. It's important to give yourself all the time and care you need to recover. ❤️🩹
Swipe to learn how heartbreak can cause a physical effect on our bodies and some ways to help you get through it. 🥰
Volunteering does great things for the community, but did you know it can help you too? 🤔
In fact, volunteering can put you ahead of the pack when it comes to job hunting. 🕵️
We've listed a few reasons ⬆️. Has volunteering helped you land a job?
Next week is National Student Volunteering Week, so keep your eyes peeled for opportunities and ways you can get involved. #NSVW22
Investing in your workspace is key for those long study sessions. 💻
Remember, even with the perfect desk setup, our bodies aren’t designed to stay in one spot all day, so make sure you get up and move every half hour. 🚶
We've listed some hacks for setting up your work station. 👉
What's your must have study tool?🤔
Sometimes, social events might not fall within your budget and that's okay!
Saying "no" to friends, family or your partner can be difficult. But, learning how to say “no” will help you stick to your budget, set long-term goals, and feel good about your spending.
💚 Everyone has been in this position before
💙 You can offer alternative ways to catch up that may be more money friendly
💛 You don't need to come up with an excuse, try honesty if you're comfortable.
How do you say "no" to friends when you are trying to save money? Let us know 👇
Are you aged 13-17 years? Do you want a platform to voice and share your ideas for creating sustainable change? Or go to a school that does? 💚
The Great Barrier Reef Academy is presenting a two-day Smart Green Economy Student Conference on 19-20 September. This event will see talks and presentations from world-renowned speakers, as well as think tanks and workshops focused on encouraging open discussion, learning and creating tangible outcomes which individuals can relate to and adopt.
This event is a game changer for young Queenslanders to make a difference. You in? See link.in bio 👆
Our sun ☀️. It's 150 million kilometres away, has a surface temperature of 5500°Cs and is crucial to life here on Earth. It drives weather, ocean currents, seasons, and climate, and makes plant life possible through photosynthesis.
This weekend, why not brave the cold, set an alarm and wake up with the sunrise. Taking time to watch something happen in the moment is a great way to stay present, and practice gratitude, which works wonders for your mental wellbeing.
Soaking up a pink or orange sky also helps us appreciate our environment and everything it does for us. 🌱
Got a sunrise shot to share? We'd love to see it! 🤗
Finance can be confusing, so we are breaking it down into simple terms.
Do you have a budget? Creating one is easy. Head to Money Smart to get a free template. 🤑 Link in bio.
Are you looking to rent? 🤔
Remember, once you sign a rental agreement, it can be a little exy to bail out. That's why doing your research and knowing what you're after in a suburb is important. 🚌💃🥘🧑🎓💼🏥
You might want to be close to campus or your work, or opt to be near some greenery and good coffee ☕. Everyone has a preference.
Here are some things you should think about when choosing a suburb. 👉
What are your must haves in the suburb you live in?
Whether you're speaking casually, presenting something, or talking to a bigger group...it's totally normal to feel nervous. 🙁
From uni and work 💼, to your mate's 21st or a siblings wedding, addressing a crowd will happen throughout your life.
We've shared our top tips to help you get more comfortable with speaking in public. What's helped you? 🤔
Lots of people are talking about long COVID, so what is it? 🤔
Long COVID is when some people continue to feel unwell 3 months after getting COVID-19.
Symptoms can include 👇
😴 fatigue or extreme tiredness
😮💨 shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
🤯 memory, concentration or sleep problems (known as ‘brain fog’)
😷 persistent cough and/or horse voice
We've listed some ways you can manage it. 👉
If you think you have long COVID it's important to chat with your doctor.
Some of us might forget to recycle an item, but spend lots of time gardening 🌱. Others may say no to a plastic bag, but waste veggies because they got too many. 🍅🥕🥦
The truth is, there's so many small things we can do to help our planet and we're all doing the best we can. But when you step away, and look at all the little things each of us does...well, that's a BIG difference.
This week, pick one thing and practise doing it really well. 💪
Do these remind you of anyone? Tag them below.👇
📷 by Roger Hargreaves
Have you moved recently or are you planning to sometime soon? 🏠
It might seem annoying, or a 'future you' problem, but updating different places with your new address is very important.
Remembering who you need to notify can be tricky, so we've taken the hassle away 🤯.
Here's a checklist to use or save, for all the places you may need to inform of your new deets ✌️
Are there any other places we've missed? 🤔
Is 3 days too long to eat leftovers? 🥡
Yes, to reduce the risk of food poisoning leftovers should be eaten within 2 days and you need to reheat them for at least 2 minutes, or until steaming hot. 🍲
Tag a mate who needs a reminder. 🤢
Have you taken action to improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef? Or perhaps know someone who has? 🤔
If you, or someone you know is ticking this box in a big way, why not nominate them for The Reef Champion Awards 🏆
There are two categories especially for people under 25 👇
👉 The Reef Youth Champion Award
👉 The Reef Traditional Owner Youth Champion Award
The Reef Champion Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals, schools, members of the community and organisations for the work they do in preserving this iconic wonder. 👏
Sound like you or someone you know? Check out our Linkin.bio. Applications close 19 August.
After years of cancelled gigs and concerts, festivals are back 👏. In rain, shine or mud (IYKYK), festivals are a staple for making memories with friends.
So if you've added a festival to your calendar 🗓️, remember that there are things you can do to help the planet while you're there 🌏. Some festivals can produce the equivalent of over 2.5kg of waste per person per day, which is much more than you would typically make at home 🗑️.
From what you wear, pack and take with you, every little change can make a difference. We've shared some tips below 👇.
Got an #EnviroHack for us? 💪
After a busy week of study, it's good to stop, reset and recharge. 🔋
Take a moment this weekend by practicing mindfulness and connecting with the present. You could try 👇
📖 Reading a favourite book
🎵 Playing some music
🌿 Heading outside for some fresh air
🎨 Painting or colouring
Adding a mindfulness activity to your day that allows you to focus on the present, can have positive impacts on your mental wellbeing.🧠
What's your go to for recharging on the weekends?🤔
Are you interested in advancing the lives of women and girls and achieving gender equality?💪
Or perhaps you're part of a community group that has an idea for an event, resource or project that would benefit women and girls across Queensland?📚🔬📺🎼
To get your idea up and running, the Investing in Queensland Women grant program, will provide one-off grants of up to $15,000 for projects and events to help address the unique issues faced by women and girls.
Share your idea below? 👇
Full details on the grant program, including how to apply, check out our link in bio.
We'll say it a thousand times, fresh air is good for the soul!! 🧘
Getting outside for a breather has great health benefits, making it the best way to either start your day or finish it 💛
Do you prefer mornings or afternoons? ☀️
We get it, there's been some epic shows to binge over the last few weeks 🍿, but don't slack off on a healthy sleep routine.
Practising good sleep habits can help you get a good night of quality shut eye. You could try 👇
📺 Keeping screens out of your bedroom, if you can. Go old school with an alarm clock
☕ Avoiding caffeine right before bed
🏃 Adding some movement into your day
🌙 Making your 'sleep space' dark and quiet
📕 Reading a few pages of a book you enjoy before bed
⏰ Getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep helps the body recover, supports the brain and improves mood and memory 🧠
Got a #sleephack? Share it below 👇
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in your urinary system. While it can happen to males and females, it's more common for women that are sexually active and for people with health conditions.
It can be very uncomfortable and painful, and could present like 👇
🔥 A burning feeling when you pee
👃 Smelly, cloudy or dark urine
😦 Feeling uncomfortable in your lower abdomen
If you think you have a UTI, follow the steps in our graphic.
No backyard? No problem. There are a number of ways you can still compost 💪
Do a quick search for 'compost drop-off near me', and you'll likely find someone who wants your scraps for their compost, worm farm or chickens.
You can keep your scraps in the freezer to avoid the smell in between drop offs. ❄️
Have you tried this? 🤔