To ensure ReachOut is an inclusive service, we led a program of mixed methods and co-design research* to understand how a digital service can meet the unique needs of young people living in regional, rural and remote communities.

For young people, life in a regional or rural town has its ups and downs

Our research challenged preconceptions about youth feeling bored or unhappy due to a lack of opportunities in smaller towns. In fact, young people identified many benefits about living where they do: the relaxed, slow paced lifestyle; the social connectedness and support from their tight-knit communities; and finding ...

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