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In this episode, STARTTS Youth Program Team Leader, Lina Ishu discusses how she and her team used flexibility, creativity and consultation to adapt to the needs of Afghan Young People in the context of the 2021 Taliban takeover and the COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney, Australia. Lina explains how a range of supports including small online groups, large forums, fundraisers, art competitions and social media communication channels were offered to minimise isolation and reach out with pathways to mental health support. 

Find out more about STARTTS Services for Children and Young People here. 

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