Research and Action for Youth Health

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Youth Research Academy

Youth Research Academy

The YRA is a group of youth aged 16 to 24 with experience of the government care system. Members of the YRA are trained to conduct research projects of interest to youth in and from government care and the agencies that serve them.

The YRA is currently hiring new members. For more details click here.

Youth Research Slam project investigates stress and coping

Over spring break 2017, 10 young people took part in the Youth Research Slam to create and deliver a research project about how young people manage stress. Using their own experiences and those of their friends, participants created a survey which asked participants about the stress in their lives and what techniques they used to cope with it. They then learned to analyze the data from 586 completed survyes and to pulled out key findings for a report.

The young people involved then created a workshop to take the findings back to youth groups and begin a dialogue about positive ways young people can manage stress.

For more information on this youth-led project on stress and coping, or to book a workshop, please contact

To download the media release, click here.