2024 Gala Dinner

EEYouth Gala

Our inaugural Gala Dinner was an extraordinary success, leaving everyone who attended with a profound sense of community spirit. The fundraising effort on the night will help us provide our Coach 2 Cope program to over 300 local families and help build capacity in our community to support the mental health and wellbeing of our youth. From […]

Rising super stars of music Busby Marou joins EquiEnergy Youth

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Australia’s very own rising super stars of music, Busby Marou joins our charity. Recognising there is a mental health crisis in Australia, Gold Aria number one band Busby Marou has joined forces as Ambassadors with EquiEnergy Youth, a youth mental health charity and Not-For-Profit that is building capacity in […]

International Women’s Day

When great businesses join up with clients and community to support worthy causes great things can happen. International Women’s Day this year at Newcastle Racecourse was one of those truly special days when a whopping $50k was raised for Mosaic Multicultural Connections and our charity EquiEnergy Youth. Thank you to the incredible volunteers and organisers Megan Smith @suzieleask @alikimmorley @glynnhaslam @ginamoses and everyone that […]

Gateway Learning Community – Child Mental Health and Wellbeing Champions

Carolyn Wilson and Kelly O’Shea driving the Gateway Learning Community initiative In 2018, the Gateway Learning Community (GLC) of schools identified a need to do transition to school differently. The six partner primary schools recognised a shift was required to support the complex learning and support needs of incoming kindergarten children. The combined schools committed to […]

Meet Izzy

Meet Izzy the Education Support Dog at Mt View HS. Izzy’s job is to support students with complex emotional needs and to help improve their overall wellbeing and engagement. She excels at improving self regulation of student behaviour and increasing attendance rates. Other things Izzy is awesome at – Izzy is empathic, very kind, loves […]

Tayiah – Youth Ambassador for EEYouth

It’s with great pleasure to announce that this wonderful young lady Tayiah Hastings has joined EquiEnergy Youth as our newest Youth Ambassador. As a community, if we want to make a real meaningful impact on improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people, we have to listen to what they are telling us and […]

How to help children and young people develop coping and resilience

Building coping and resilience skills is a key development task for young people and it is our job as adults to help them develop these. Episodes of distress can be categorised into 4 segments: calm, mild, moderate and acute. We know children and young people can manage mild levels of distress. If adults intervene when […]

A belated intro to Ben Payne


Introducing our fearless Managing Director and Public Officer, Ben Payne who founded EquiEnergy Youth along with Steve and Craig.  Now more than 3 years into our mission to saves young lives through the systematic improvement of youth mental health in Australia, Ben has been instrumental in all the elements of the charity/NFP that make EquiEnergy […]

International Women’s Day – A Day to Remember

As part of International Women’s Day at Newcastle Racecourse put on a fabulous event with EquiEnergy Youth and Got Your Back Sista the fortunate recipients of the fundraising for the day. A whopping $34,660 was raised! Thank you to everyone that attended and for your generosity. We’d like to send a special thanks to all […]