Youth Update

Hannah Opeskin is Health Promotion Officer, Haemophilia Foundation Australia


February saw the beginning of change for the Factored In website ( It started with training a small group of young people as Factored In moderators in Melbourne late February/early March 2015.

They received technical training in how to moderate comments and upload events on the website.

Training also involved discussion about the following topics:

  • Establishing further possibilities of engagement with young people
  • How to increase promotion among youth
  • Increasing youth involvement and interaction
  • Involving youth to ensure sustainability.

As part of an initiative to ensure that young people across Australia take ownership of the website, this small group of young people will contribute to the website, promote events and moderate comments.

Training topics to ready these young people included:

  • Positive reinforcement
  • Reputation management
  • Confidentiality
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Risk management.

The factored in moderation team
Photo: The Factored In moderation team


As a result of the Factored In evaluation survey last year, we have already started making some changes to the website:

  • Software updates
  • Simplifying the menu

The moderation training group will also assist HFA with identifying potential improvements that could be made to the website.

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