In Discussion with: Young People




Find out more about the evidence behind It Takes 6 at The Nest in Action.


To start school ready to learn, and to leave school ready for life and work the needs of children and young people must be met across 6 primary areas of wellbeing. 

Join Every Child and ARACY for this session IN DISCUSSION with young advocates about changing the conversation and recognising that It Takes 6 - for children and young people to do well

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Speakers include Penny Dakin, CEO of ARACY and Leith Sterling, Executive Director, Child & Family Services at The Benevolent Society.

Also featuring a panel of young advocates including:

  • Maddison Henaway (FIN SEQ), a young Birri Gubba mother who is focused on reforming child protection systems and bridging the gap between families and policies to ensure the best outcomes for all those affected.
  • Madi Heady (YDAN), a vibrant young woman navigating her way through the world after high school, and living with a disability.
  • Jahin Tanvir, a young first-generation migrant and optometry student who is passionate about equitable healthcare, meaningful youth advocacy and elevating the needs of young migrants and communities. 
  • Monique Worsley , a strong young woman experienced in overcoming the emotional and physical tolls that too often accompany families living in rural Australia, and a UNICEF Australia Ambassador for young people living in drought

You will have the opportunity to ask questions ahead of time for our panel.

We can provide accessibility features with 24hrs notice - please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to request AUSLAN or Closed Captioning. If there is anything else we can do to create a more accessible environment please don't hesitate to reach out. 


We also acknowledge support from

February 26, 2021 at 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Will you come?