Test passed, footie team won, cats birthday? Whatever the reason you may be considering hosting a party at your place â good idea â bad idea? We take a look at the proâs and conâs. A night to remember Hold a night to remember and you will be the hostess with the mostess [...]
OK,Â so this blog comes from me, who no one could describe as a fashion queen, not even a princess, not sure I even get in the castle. I donât really enjoy shopping, I just wish my wardrobe would re populate itself, you know my favourite top smooches with my second favourite top and [...]
From little things big things grow â early last year we were just seeing TINO launch nationally and a trickle visitors starting to visit â yet in the last 12 months this trickle has built to over 100,000 visits to the website. We hope that many of these visitors have found information to help them [...]
Author: Xin *flashing warning lights*. This blog post talks sex, not just what it is – but how to do it. If you are uncomfortable with words like masturbation or anus, this article may not be for you. You have been warned! Sex. Itâs everywhere, and with good reason. Human beings are inherently sexual, from [...]
Itâs Sexual Health Awareness Week! To help us find our way through this maze of sex and relationships we have the YEP Crew bringing us a series of blogs this week on the theme of Safety, Pleasure and Respect in young peopleâs sexual and romantic lives! Before we delve into the nitty gritty, hereâs the [...]
author – Yep Crew Yes, putting the U in pleasure, or even the pleasure in U – It feels good to say! And just a little bit naughty. I think itâs funny how words can have such a different meaning, depending on the context theyâre expressed in.Â For example, saying to someone, âIt was a [...]
Author: Xin Relationships. They are what bind societies, and in many cases what allows the survival and continuation of the human race. Love has cost trillions of dollars, sent millions to their death in wars and literally changed the face of the earth. Itâs no understatement to say that good relationships are a pivotal dimension [...]
Find out what it means to me! Hereâs a bit of Aretha to get us in the mood: Welcome to the final blog in the YEP Crew series âSafety, Pleasure and Respectâ for Sexual Health Awareness Week 2012 (13 â 17th February). Weâve written already about safety and pleasure, but central to all [...]
Welcome the final in our series about Managing Depression written by 21 year old Bethwyn. Bethwyn has taken us from signs and symptoms, to treatment and how to help a friend who may be suffering from depression. We want to say a big thank to Bethwyn for sharing her story as one of our Youth [...]
Hi and welcome to the fifth installment on depression!! This post is directed towards those people that may not be suffering from depression themselves, but may know someone who IS suffering. Sometimes it can be bewildering to know that someone in your life is dealing with this and not knowing much about it at all. [...]
The workplace should be a safe environment.Â A place where you come to do your job and a place that you should feel comfortable around your co-workers, managers/superiors and customers. The workplace is a place where you should be free of harassment and a place that you should feel confident in at all times. That [...]
Iâve had a bit of a break for the holidays, but welcome back to this blog series on Depression! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. It is important to remember that, while these times are often full of joy and togetherness, they can also be an especially hard time for anyone experiencing mental [...]
I am 16 years old and I already have 3 brothers and 2 sisters. If anyone has a sibling they will know what it feels like to compete with your brothers and sisters on a daily basis. Whether it be silly things like who gets to have a shower first, or who gets to sit [...]
As soon as 1 January ticks over, we commit to exercising more, quitting smoking and getting better grades. It seems positive, so why do most people abandon their New Yearâs resolutions before the month is out? Here are a few tips for making sure that your resolutions last past February.
For me Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. It is a time that inspires people to be âmerryâ and joyful towards everybody in the workplace, in their social network and sometimes even to complete strangers. The excitement of Christmas can be seen on childrenâs faces and even on parentâs faces as they buy [...]
Welcome back to this series of blogs on depression (and, to a lesser extent, anxiety!). This time Iâll be talking about getting diagnosed and who to reach out to for help. Now, as I mentioned in my last post, reaching out for help can be the most difficult part of having depression. Sure, the âhavingâ [...]
Only one month and 17 days left till I can hug and kiss my hunnie back home in Tassie. At the moment, I am visiting my family at my home-home where I grew up in America, New Jersey to be exact. I am really enjoying catching up with friends and getting to hang out and [...]
As a LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersexed)[i] young person, have you ever had such a hard day, or week, or year that you thought things couldnât possibly look up? Ever been in a hole and rather than wanting to climb out, you wanted someone to shovel the dirt in? The âIt Gets Betterâ Project [...]
I was four years old when I was first asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said a Princess. At the young age of seven, my primary school teacher asked the class to think hard about what we wanted be when we became adults; I told my class I was [...]
Hi, my name is Emma. I am going to start my dream, full time job on today (5th of December) and I thought I’d share with you all how I got it, so that maybe you can apply yourself to what you want to do, and do the same! All my life I have wanted [...]
Hello again! Welcome to the second installment on depression and anxiety. During this post I will talk about signs and symptoms, and what they can mean if youâre experiencing them. Iâll also be mentioning a couple of sites that I have found to be quite useful before, so I hope that they help you. Shall [...]
Because HIV is still here and it could affect any of us. It is not restricted to the images we may be think of with from the news relating it activities such as injecting drug users or images of poverty-stricken people in Africa. In the 30 years since the first confirmed case, HIV/AIDS has [...]
Hi and welcome to a new series of blogs on depression and anxiety. My name is Bethwyn – you may recognise that name from another series of blogs that I worked on all about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This new series will follow a similar style â I will be talking about my own experiences with [...]
Hello and welcome to the final installment of my blogs on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome! Through this series of blogs, I have talked about what CFS is, the stigma attached to chronic illness, diagnosis, treatments, and maintenance. Last time I even spoke about my own visit to a naturopath (check out the links at the end [...]
In today’s blog our Youth Blogger Jess gives us an opinion piece about taking risks where alcohol and other drugs are concerned. Have a read and let us know what you think by leaving a comment and joining the conversation. Itâs one thing to take chances. But when does risk end, and recklessness begin? Teenage [...]
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, never let it fade away. Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to catch a falling star and be granted a wish on a dull day? Wouldnât [...]
Hello there everyone! Welcome to the fifth blog on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This time Iâm going to be talking about something a little different â my own visit to a Naturopath. Naturopaths can become a vital link in your medical team, and I love the fact that they use natural remedies to counter (and [...]
Today’s blog is an amazing tale of survival. Alanah shares with us her tale of growing up in very hard circumstances, ones that no one should have to cope with. Her stories tells of the hard times and the things that ultimately enabled her to get help and start a new life.
Hello and welcome to the third installment of a series on chronic fatigue syndrome!! Again, my name is Bethwyn and this time Iâll be talking about the possible causes and risk factors that can lead to a diagnosis of CFS. I was originally going to mention some of the treatments available in this blog [...]
In life we all have our strengths and weaknesses, or opportunities to excel and make a difference. But have you ever thought of yourself as a leader? Everyone has leadership qualities, whether it is honestly, loyalty, compassion, determination, independence or courage, but do you realise how much of an impact you have on others? Next [...]
Hi again! So this is the second installment on chronic illness (Read part one here) â specifically around Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Iâm Bethwyn, your guide of sorts through this complex and often confusing issue. Last time, I talked about common symptoms relating to CFS, and gave you an idea of what my mornings are like. [...]
School and university holidays are quickly approaching and we all know what that means… We can do whatever we want (score)! Although with all this free time and Christmas just around the corner, here are some cheap alternatives for your much deserved break. How about a game of Ultimate Frisbee? Itâs a combination of Frisbee, [...]
Iâve just woken up. This is a difficult part of the day â it takes me at least an hour and a half to kick my body into gear, often longer. And force isnât going to help. I slowly raise myself to a sitting position and stay there for a little while; assessing what hurts [...]
Technology is a part of the modern everyday lifestyle. From texting to tweeting, Facebook to phone calls, it follows us wherever we go. As young people, we long to be a part of the latest crazes, so when the latest phone or computer comes out on the market, it is always a must have. But [...]
Thursday 15 September, 2011 is R U OK?Day. A national day of action that aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about and help stop little problems turning into big ones. R U OK? Day is about getting everyone from across the country, from all backgrounds and walks of [...]
9th September is International FASD Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of the risks for an unborn child from drinking alcohol during pregnancy. It is marked by 9 seconds of reflection on the 9th September at 9:09am. As the sun rises in the east, this special event begins in New Zealand, then Australia, [...]
Being a girl is not as easy as it looks. Thereâs the bad hair days, the âI just want to cryâ days, the WHEREâS MY CHOCOLATE DAYS, and the everything is perfect days. But there is much more to being a girl than meets the eye. Beauty- it is what on the inside that counts, [...]
Here at Tune In Not Out we try to make sure the videos, blogs and stories come from young people. Central to this is our Youth Content Producers who comment and write blogs for the website. Just take a look at the green menu on the right for example of topics they have written about [...]
The term sexting is becoming a common term to us now. It can involve the use of words and/or taking nude or explicit images/videos, and sending it to friends or a boy/girlfriend via a mobile phone or online communities like Facebook. Although at the time of sending the message it can seem to be fun [...]
What happens when the bad stuff lands smack bang on your doorstep or life chucks you a curve ball? Sometimes I block out everything that makes the world not seem like the great, fantastic world I want it to be. I think I deliberately make myself busy during news time and never seem lose myself [...]
New Room Open! Music is a huge part of producing films and TV shows, as it sparks emotion and often tells us how a character is feeling, with the Music Directors hoping to move that emotion from the characters to us. Similar, many of us use music to create our own soundtrack for our own [...]
Tatts and piercings are really popular at the moment. They make a strong statement about who you are, can have some real meaning and significance to you, and we canât lie â they can look awesome! But with this Thursday being World Hepatitis Day what sort of stuff do you need to consider before getting [...]
Any number of things can be given the label âsexyâ. Any number of people, of acts, of objects, of ideas. I remember fondly one of my teachers exclaiming brightly, âOccupational Health and Safety is Sexy!â and doing a little dance around the room because OHS keeps you alive, and people arenât very sexy when theyâre [...]
This is an opinion blog by one of fab youth bloggers. Please note this article contains sexual references and content that is suitable for mature audiences only (that was our disclaimer, so if you read on you have been warned, sex will be discussed!) – – – I was 12 when I saw my [...]
What do you imagine when you hear the words âabusive relationshipâ? Many people think of violent scenarios like a woman being beaten by her partner, or a friend coming to school with a black eye after a fight with her boyfriend. But victims of abusive relationships donât always have obvious symptoms like bruises or black [...]
When was the last time you were content? Think back to that memory, and ask yourself if you were truly happy in that moment, or if you were perhaps thinking of something else at the time? Do you live in the moment? If not, why not? Young people are one of the easiest targets for [...]
It is Drug Action Week 2011 (19th â 25th June). There is no doubt that Alcohol and Other Drugs play some role in our lives, whether as a spectator or users and can range from energy drinks, Sambuca to illicit and prescription drugs. Drugs are used for many different reasons, the list is long and [...]
An eating disorder is a serious mental illness that involves preoccupation with control over oneâs body weight, shape, eating and exercising. It can be a way of dealing with underlying unresolved emotional and psychological issues. An eating disorder is not a lifestyle choice. The incidence of eating disorders affects 2-3% of the Australian population, a [...]
So I’m sitting there…alone…on a Friday night just watching TV. Having given up casual sex and drinking in order to regain a little self control,Â I am constantly amazed at the plethora of other exciting activities available. So there are I am, home alone, just me and the TV. And then it hits me! I [...]
“Yes. Sure I can do that. Stat” “What” “Nothing. Just a joke. Iâll have it done by lunchtime” “Ok. You do remember how to book a meeting? We need CD, ID and a representative from the IP department. While youâre at it prepare a brief for everyone” “Got it” Scramble for the notebook. Furiously begin [...]
You know what really grinds my grill? When Iâm out dancing with friends, and a guy comes up to me and grabs my butt. I immediately feel like telling the DJ to stop the music, telling the manager to turn the lights back on, and sitting said boy down for a chat Iâm sure heâs [...]
(and make some noise!) I must have missed the memo growing into adolescence, because I cannot imagine anything I would rather do LESS with friends than go out drinking. I donât drink myself (being afraid of drugs that alter my state of consciousness, legal, medical or not, but thatâs another story) and I donât really [...]
Everybody loves to have the occasional big night, for sure fun is the name of the game, but what about when you get to the point of wasted, find yourself drunk as ten men and feeling no pain. That is until you try to hop over a gate, slip and find yourself impaled on a [...]
Five , Four , Three , Two , One .. Here it comes.. “Ok babe, better run (insert any random name) is waiting for me.” I lay there, just lay there trying hard to look unperturbed, poised. I knew it was coming, so why do I feel so abandoned? Did I actually think tonight would [...]
The choices you never knew you had! Most female-bodied people have a menstrual cycle â that is, they get their period. In a nutshell, for an average of 5 days a week (but anywhere from 1 day to 9 days) the uterus is busy expelling uterine lining and blood through the vagina. When young [...]
Confused about your period? Need a no-frills, easy-to-understand guide to Auntie Flo? Then prepare to get educated as one girl swan-dives into the magical world of menstruation!
Today I spent the entire day on the bathroom floor. Hovering between life and certain death I silently prayed my housemate would be be kind enough to wash the vomit from my hair before he called whoever it is you call when someone dies. “Why Why Why do I this to myself?” I wept into [...]
Living a 24-hour plan ride away from your parents may seem like the dream to some but for me it is quite the hardship. I came to Tasmania about a year ago on exchange and the plan was to just stay for the semester, which turned into a year, which has now turned into two [...]
In a few days it will be my Birthday. I will be…25. For most, if not all (I am sure I felt the same when I was three, just nobody took any notice) I have hated my birthday. I viewed each passing year as if in mourning. I would blow out the ever increasing candles [...]
STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) tests are there to protect us and the people we care about, so why is no-one getting tested? Itâs date night, and youâre about to head out to meet up with that special someone. Sex is something thatâs definitely on the cards, and you want to make sure youâre prepared. So [...]
Our blogger Zoe gives us an insight into Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts People -Â youâve probably noticed some things about them. Iâm not talking about how some people have really odd hair, or how some people need to shower more, or how that person over there has a fascinating accent. No, I mean like how [...]
So, youâve probably heard of HIV/AIDS before. Maybe youâve seen red ribbons popping up every now and then the last few days. 1st December is World AIDS Day, the annual event that aims to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS across the globe. If youâve never discussed HIV/AIDS with anyone before, or youâre just not sure about [...]
For many of you at school, college and uni you are faced with exams, exams and more exams. Our exams topic page and managing stress section has information on how to study effectively and how to cope with results but what about preparing for the actual exam? What do you need know? What do [...]
A big thank you to all the young people, professionals and parents who completed the website survey. We had a great response.Â We are now in the process of looking through all the results and seeing what you all thought, we hope to have a summary of these available via the blog early November, along [...]
So how do we learn about body image? It is fair to say that the media plays a big part in this for many of us – fashion, magazines, TV, movies, internet all influence and create ideals of what a body should look like and often leads to us comparing ourselves to what we see [...]
We have just launched our Positive Corner (+VE Corner), a place for videos you would like to see here because they make you smile, inspire you or because they have a positive spin on being a young Australian.
There can be many reasons why conflict can arise at home, and often there is more to it than the state of your dirt washing pile.
The federal government have released the draft national standards for young people in state care. These will affect the provision of service young people in out of home care receive. You can check out the full details via the Draft National Standards of out of home care report, but to get you started here are [...]
I know it got my vote, although it was a hard choice. Have you seen the finalist for the Ecstasy Short Film Competition – Stew for you? Great music and visuals to get us thinking about what the ingredient are in that little pill. I say stick to meat pies.
So as we all start to feel the excitement of the soccer world cup drawing closer we have the timely Menâs Health Week 2010 to spur on your health as well as your teamsâ goal kicking ability.
Wednesday 31st May is World Tobacco Free Day, but how can we support others to be smoke free? Our blog content this week has been supplied to us by our guest blogger Oxygen, the website providing young people with all they need to know about smoking and being smoke free.
Our guest blogger this week is Carolyn from the Tasmanian AIDs and Hepatitis Council in Hobart, as the Hepatitis C Program Coordinator. Carolyn’s job involves educating people about hepatitis C, mostly about how to not get it. Carolyn believes it is a job she will probably have for a long time because not many people [...]
On Saturday thousands of Australians watched Jessica Watson sail back into Sydney Harbour after 210 days out at sea, as she successfully became the youngest person to sail solo around the world.We were amazed at her achievement but also by the way she talked so humbly upon her arrival.
This week is Schizophrenia Awareness Week. Do you know exactly what Schizophrenia is? Did you know that it affects 1 in 100 Australians a year? So that probably means that you know someone living with schizophrenia â you may just not know it. Did you know that the common onset age is 15 – 34 [...]
Welcome to our guest blogger of the week – Sue the CEO from Family Planning Tasmania answering a What Is It? on Chlamydia, because lets face it your not going to ask the person sat on the bus next to you….
So on 1st May 2010 we went officially LIVE (woo hoo). Although some of you had already found our test site which is great news, we are so chuffed to have the site open and ready for you to explore. Visitor numbers and comments left already show that many of you are enjoying the site [...]
Want to go overseas during the 2010/2011 holiday break?Â Well here is a different way to look at doing it and getting to see and meet some of the real people and cultures of new countries, and whats more you get to help others at the same time.
We have just added a great short snappy factsheet on safe social networking to our research section. A great read to find out about staying safe on the net.
Back in the mid to late 1990s, Youth suicide in Australia reached a peak and in response the Federal Government set up a national strategy to reduce the figures. Although the strategy did help to reduce these statistics, more recently the figures have leveled off. With one in four young people expected to experience a [...]
Are you feeling creative? Fed up of the round mark the condom can leave in your wallet? Well why not design a limited edition condom tin to carry them in and win dollars why you are at it?
Welcome to our first Youth News blog. We write this as Australia has just finished the largest celebration of Young people in Australia through National Youth Week- and what a great bunch you are.
The new site – You like it? Not so keen ? Got an idea? Join the blog to let us know.
Welcome to our new look Tune In Not Out site (TINO). So back in 2008 we began life as a recording studio in a cardboard box. Hopefully it was a site many of you visited and enjoyed. But as TINO has developed alongside social media approaches and most importantly your feedback we decided it was [...]
Welcome to our research blog. Join us here for information and updates on research related to the TINO area. So expect to find articles and reports on young people, health and wellbeing, technology and alcohol and other drugs.