Life Skills

The Life Skills resource is a series of videos, created with a goal to provide young people with support as they transition to adulthood.

ACYP has regularly heard from children and young people that they want more opportunities to learn information about practical life skills. Young people often tell us that, in addition to the education and supports they already receive, they want more access to practical, real-life advice - including support on how to manage one's health, finances, employment and households.

The Life Skills videos were created by drawing on feedback that ACYP has heard directly from consultations with young people. The topics chosen are based on ACYP’s consultation and polling findings, with young people reporting that they want more information on four key areas: health and wellbeing, financial management, career literacy and the ‘making a house a home’. ACYP worked with ATYP to produce these videos.

The overall purpose of these Life Skills videos is to help young people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically communicate effectively and cope with and manage their lives in a healthy and productive manner.


Life Skills

Career Literacy

This video aims to provide knowledge and basic skills to evaluate your performance in today's workplace. Career Management is how you apply the knowledge, communicate and implement your plan to create a meaningful work life for tomorrow.

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Financial Management

This video explains how to manage your finances. This includes planning, organising and controlling your money by raising and effectively using funds, paying rent and budgeting. 

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Making a House a Home 

This video includes the basics of living on your own and being independent. Concepts such as cooking, purchasing food and groceries and cleaning are explored. 

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Health and Wellbeing

This video outlines how to stay both mentally and physical healthy and support your social wellbeing.

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Share this information with your networks

We encourage you to share these video resources with the young people in your lives and your networks.

You can download a poster to put up in your school, community centre or workplace here