about the nest
- What is The Nest?
The Nest is a major project designed to drive beneficial change to the health and wellbeing of all young Australians. It will do this by identifying the best current evidence and practice, drawing on extensive consultation with the community and stakeholders, and pulling this together to develop a national plan to advance the wellbeing of children and young people in Australia.
- What does The Nest intend to achieve?
The Nest is going to lead to the production of a national plan to advance the wellbeing of children and young people in Australia. The plan aims to provide a critical resource for organisations and people involved in child and youth wellbeing, identifying key priorities and steps that can be taken to address these.
- How will it benefit children and young people in Australia?
Despite the relative wealth and living standards in Australia, a number of indicators show that children and young people in Australia are behind many other first world countries. This was highlighted through the Change for Children initiative, which has given rise to The Nest. The Nest intends to benefit children and young people by providing an action plan to reverse some of these trends, and to ensure that all of the community is equipped with the tools and resources to address their needs and priorities.