Coun­cil tests pulse of youth

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

MAN­JIMUP Shire Coun­cil is call­ing on the re­gion’s youth to pro­vide de­tails about their life­styles in an ef­fort to guide the coun­cil’s ap­proach to pro­vid­ing for the age group.

Youths 12-25 liv­ing and study­ing in and around Man­jimup, Pem­ber­ton, North­cliffe, Walpole and the sur­rounds are be­ing asked to fill out an on­line ques­tion­naire.

Man­jimup shire pres­i­dent Paul Omodei said he hoped the sur­vey would shed light on the needs of the re­gion’s youths.

“This sur­vey will go a long way in help­ing us as­cer­tain their needs and de­sires,” he said.

“We as­pire to keep our youth en­gaged and con­tent, to stay within the re­gion and to pro­vide ser­vices that they con­nect with.”

Us­ing the sur­vey, the coun­cil aims to gather in­for­ma­tion about study habits, work, health, trans­port and ac­com­mo­da­tion to “gain an in­sight into how our younger mem­bers are far­ing”.

Cr Omodei said it was im­por­tant to ac­knowl­edge the height­ened risk of men­tal health is­sues and sui­cide in younger de­mo­graph­ics.

“The Shire of Man­jimup as­pires to be a youth-friendly com­mu­nity where young peo­ple are treated with re­spect and where they feel safe, wel­come and in­cluded,” he said.

Find the ques­tion­naire at­­sur­vey2017.aspx and go in the run­ning to win a $100 pre­paid Visa card.

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