Brisbane Youth Service will once again join forces with febfast to raise much needed funds  for vulnerable and disadvantaged  young Aussies by kicking one cheeky habit at a time!

Across the country, for the month of February, thousands of people will give up alcohol, sugar and other guilty pleasures to kick-start the year on a healthy note and raise more than $1 million for vulnerable young Aussies experiencing disadvantage.

BYS is (super) proud to once again be a Beneficiary Partner of febfast along with several other similar organisations across Australia. All Beneficiary Partners work with disadvantaged young people with all the funds raised by febfast helping cover program costs.

By taking part in febfast 2020, you’ll be transforming the lives of young people experiencing serious disadvantage in Australia, enabling them to access the resources and support they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Your support will help to reduce the severity and frequency of alcohol, drug and mental health problems, antisocial and self-harming behaviours in young Aussies across the country.

A month without sugar or alcohol can be daunting but febfast we’ll arm you with the tools you need to stay on track throughout the month as a registered febfaster. And February is the shortest month, after all!

Calling time-out on unhealthy habits in February will be the perfect cleanse for your post-silly season, and a chance to show your mates who’s the BYS is (super) proud to once again be a Beneficiary Partner of febfast along with several other similar organisations across Australia. All Beneficiary Partners work with disadvantaged young people with all the funds raised by febfast helping cover program costs.best at kicking their lifestyle into gear for the new year. Get a squad together and challenge each other to raise the most, save the most or become the most productive! You’d be amazed at both the short-term and long-term benefits of calling time-out on wine or  the occasional waffle.

BYS is (super) proud to once again be a Beneficiary Partner of febfast along with several other similar organisations across Australia. All Beneficiary Partners work with disadvantaged young people with all the funds raised by febfast helping cover program costs.

Apart from short-term negative effects of hangovers, sugar dependency, low energy and weight gain, both alcohol and sugar have been linked to more serious long term illnesses. A recent study by University College London found just one month without alcohol reduces blood pressure and improves cholesterol and insulin resistance, leading to better liver health and a reduced risk of developing diabetes. Getting healthy and raising money? Sounds like a win-win.

Whether you give the sauvignon, Snickers, beer or brownies the boot, as a febfaster you’ll:

  • Help connect more disadvantaged young Aussies with even more youth workers
  • Help keep essential services such as safe housing, rehab and youth programs up and running
  • Give young people a way to build a better future for themselves.

Here’s how the money you raise by calling time-out this febfast will be used:

 $53

Can help a young person access specialised drug and alcohol education and support through YoDAA (Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice).

 $112

Can fund one family therapy session so that a young person can start to rebuild trusted relationships with family.

$156

Can enable a youth worker to proactively reach out to an at risk young person and bring them into a safe space where they may access ongoing support services.

 $217

Can provide a young person with serious drug and alcohol problems three counselling sessions with a youth alcohol and drug practitioner to develop a plan to facilitate long term change.

febfast for BYS and call time-out this February! For more information or to register visit febfast.org.au.