Mospress is the collaborative voice of Mosman Youth. We are a media team made up of young people from the Mosman area with the purpose of advocating for Mosman’s young people, promoting youth opportunities and campaigning for youth driven initiatives.
Why was Mospress established?
In our society, it is often adults in our community who have the biggest voice on topical issues, even those concerning young people. So how do young people express their opinions on the issues relevant to them? Well, Mospress is a group of dedicated young people, committed to giving young people in Mosman a voice.
What’s our aim?
Our aim is to promote awareness and spark discussion about community issues that affect us. We aim to represent the opinions, views and concerns of every young person in Mosman and the wider community to ensure our voice is heard. It is only through this that action can take place on a local, national and international level.
What do our campaigns/projects look like?
Each term, we target specific issues facing our community, trying to expose important information that may not be so obvious, or maybe information that you would like to be informed more on. Mospress members meet each week to plan our term projects with a focus on developing goals around youth campaigning and also developing relevant skills such as filming, writing, creating storyboards, using media software and so on.
Some of the previous successful projects undertaken by Mospress include:
- An e-newsletter with articles and features using the creative minds of young people in Mosman (click HERE to view the first issue of Mospress News from 2015)
- Media coverage of youth-run events (through social media and blog posts) such as Shoreshocked, Market for your mind and Jam Nights run by Mosman Youth
- Developing marketing material for youth-run events for display in the Mosman Youth Centre and for social media
Sean, member since 2015
I joined MosPress because of my interest in making clips and blogging. Also because it gives me a wider scope and relation to the local community.
Portia, member since 2015
I am interested in filming videos on youtube, for giving advice and giving people a voice, so the best way I could do that in our community was by doing MosPress! I love uploading videos on youtube, hanging out with my friends and making my opinion heard.
Kent, member since 2016
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Ewan, member since 2017
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Holly, member since 2016
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4 August, 2017, By Mosman Youth IN Mospress
Mospress & F.R.E.S.H worked together this week on bringing you their first FRESH snack for students!
These bite-sized snacks are an ideal choice for parties, gatherings...even after school! Rather than using a traditional base for these treats, we opted for a quicker (and healthier!) version using vegetables as the base! They cook much faster and taste DELICIOUS!
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 medium/large zucchinis
- 6 Portobello mushrooms (stems removed) (washed and dried with a paper towel)
- Salt & pepper
- 1/3 cup of tomato pasta sauce
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (we used mozzarella)
- 1/4 cup of pepperoni or salami bits (finely sliced)
- 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to grill
- Wash the portobello mushrooms and arrange on a large baked sheet , stem-side up
- Wash the zucchinis, and cut into large chunks (1-2cm in width). Place these an another baking sheet at least 1cm apart from eachother.
- Add toppings to your mini bases - first starting with the tomato sauce, then add your desired amount of tomatoes, cheese and salami. Top with italian seasoning.
- Place the baking trays into the oven and cook until the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately and...enjoy!
F.R.E.S.H members Catalina & Kailin working on the prep for the pizza bites in the Mosman Youth Centre kitchen
We hope you enjoy these creative pizza recipes and keep your eyes peeled for more exciting recipes to come the next few weeks...
Blog Post: Kent BaptisREADMORE
26 April, 2017, By Mosman Youth IN Mospress
It was heated, you could taste the salinity in the air from previous performances, the battle of the bands just got intense, as each band and their supporters were waiting for the winners to be announced.READMORE
22 November, 2016, By Mosman Youth IN Mospress
What does it truly mean to be social?
Well, it is certainly different from person to person. But however you may feel about it, you must admit that everyone needs a little bit of it to stay healthy. We’re only human after all.
However, the sad fact is that many people, not just in Australia, but all around the world suffer from a plethora of different illnesses and disabilities which can seriously affect mental health in an individual and thus the amount of time they may spend with others.
Social Inclusion Week is a wonderful and welcoming program that will be held in many places across Australia and whose sole aim is to bring people together. It is directly aimed at disadvantaged Australians who are in some way experiencing isolation, whether it be from different forms of mental illnesses like social anxiety or unemployment, etc. Their arms are open to anyone interested in coming along and participating.
Social Inclusion Week runs from the 19th to the 27th of November.
Dr Jonathon Welch is the man who originally conceived the idea of a Social Inclusion Week for Australians. His main goal is to raise awareness about the isolation that many people go through on a daily basis.
Participation in events linked to the week is highly encouraged among young people, as isolation can have the greatest effects on people from 12 to 25 years old. Even though this age group is experiencing a higher trend, this is something that truly affects EVERYONE, so we encourage you all to attend and support this cause. You can do so by visiting the Social Inclusion Week website and finding an event that may interest you in your area. There is an abundance of different themes and activities that these gatherings will be based around, so there’s bound to be something that will make you want to participate 🙂
Click here to check out the website and find out more!READMORE
28 October, 2016, By Mosman Youth IN Mospress
Mospress is back in action for Term 4, and has kicked off their first week with another Mosman Youth interview
SPOTLIGHT ON Ellen, interviewed by Portia
What is your spirit animal?
The animal I most connect with is a koala.
What is your favourite food?
Falafel! I love falafel...
What did you want to be when you were younger?
Ummm…. I wanted to be a comedian I think (laughs)
What is your favourite breakfast cereal?
Nutrigrain. But I ate it too much, so now I don’t like it as much anymore.
How old are you?
Have you ever been pulled over by a cop?
I personally haven't, but I've been in the car as a passenger when the driver got pulled over.
Why do you like working with young people?
Because it’s fun, and different. I don't know (laughs). Mainly because it’s fun.
What is your favourite genre of music?
Alternative or rock.
What school did you go to/where are you from?
I went St Mary’s in Manly, and St Luke's for a year. Then we moved to Melbourne and I went to High School there.
What do you do when you work? What’s your favourite part?
Talk to young people. Play games with young people. I run the NEST volunteer group that's all about nutritional education and cooking. I also work on our school holiday program excursions which I really like.
Where’s your favourite place in the world?
Canmore in Canada
13 September, 2016, By Mosman Youth IN Drop In
For our third week of ‘Spotlight On’ Mospress is bringing you the all you need to know on one of the casuals who can be found either serving up your Monday Munchies or playing smash bros, and is secretly a killer at table tennis. Have a read and find out a little bit more about him!READMORE
29 August, 2016, By Mosman Youth IN Drop In
Ever wonder what the Mosman Youth staff are like? Well, Mospress Youth Media Campaigners are giving you the chance to find out, and get to know them...they are pretty awesome in case you didn't realise! We will be doing a spotlight on a different staff member at the Youth Center each week.READMORE
11 December, 2015, By Mosman Youth IN Mospress
BY BEL SANTO || MOSPRESS
Procrastination plagues pretty much everyone, and though it is fundamentally counterproductive, for some people it’s just how they work. The trick is figuring out what makes you most productive, and not stressing if it’s unconventional.READMORE
16 October, 2015, By Mosman Youth IN Mospress
What is Mental Health Month?
Mental Health Month NSW is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held throughout October each year. The timing of the campaign centres on World Mental Health Day, which happens each year on October 10
"We develop early intervention and health promotion initiatives which increase community awareness of mental illness and improve mental, social and emotional wellbeing for all." (http://www.mentalhealth.asn.au/programs/mental-health-month-nsw)
This Year's Message
The theme of 2015's mental health month is Value Your Mind!
The main message of this campaign is to encourage all individuals to think about how mental health exists in their daily life & promote the need for all individuals to make mental health a priority in their daily lives. When we make our mental health a priority, we are practicing self- care which is an important part of our daily living to ensure the maintenance of a balanced wellbeing.
Each year for Mental Health Month NSW, the Mental Health Association NSW (MHA NSW) develops an evidence based theme for the campaign and produces artwork for the theme which is printed onto free posters and postcards to be used at events.
Check out these tips to de-stress!
18 September, 2015, By Mosman Youth IN Mospress
BY BEL SANTO || MOSPRESS
World Gratitude Day commences on September 21, so as part of the 30 Days of Capturing Gratitude initiative, MosPress will be posting to Instagram daily photos of gratitude and hosting a competition: the best #capturingMYgratitude Instagram post within the 30 days will receive a gift voucher worth $50!READMORE