A new website entitled ‘250K – A hub for the 250,000 young Australians living with severe allergies’ has been launched under the National Allergy Strategy. The site aims to provide age-appropriate information and resources to assist young people who are living with severe allergies, and to help them to feel more connected with other teens and young adults going through similar experiences in a fun but informative way.
The website has a fun and cutting-edge look and feel, and was designed by young people for young people. The 250K website is also supported by a slide set that schools will be able to access to help increase awareness about severe allergies.
The website features avatar animations which share the experiences of members of the National Allergy Strategy Youth Advisory Team. Two avatar animations have been created specifically for launch of the 250K resources and are available via the following YouTube links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-AROwL2c-M – Shaun (24 year old)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxKRj3BUBmU – Ben and Mia (13 and 14 years old respectively)
Please visit the 250K website and share the weblink: www.250k.org.au