Youth voices wanted for headspace group ‘YRG’
APPLICATIONS are now open for headspace Dubbo’s 2019 Youth Reference Group (YRG), and young people aged 12 to 25 years with an interest in local youth issues are encouraged to apply.
Young people with a passion for mental health can use this opportunity to help shape the headspace message and services in Dubbo and surrounding communities.
Headspace believes youth participation is critical to the delivery of quality services for young people. YRG members guide the development and review of programs, and are directly involved in campaigns and events, media opportunities, social media, research projects, peer support, mentoring and a much more.
“Being a part of the Youth Reference Group is a chance for young people to create projects and campaigns about issues they are passionate about, in a supportive environment,” Headspace Dubbo Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator Amy Mines said.
"We work with all members to foster their goals and teach them new skills in areas they want to develop.
“We are looking for representatives from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, members of the LGBTIQA+ community, young people who have migrated to Australia and are living in Dubbo, young men particularly between ages 18-25, and young people with disabilities or lived experience with mental health. headspace is an all-inclusive service and we want to make sure that there is a voice for as many young people in our community as possible,” Ms Mines told Dubbo Photo News.
To apply, forms are available from headspace Dubbo, 23 Church Street, near the rotunda. Or, you can jump onto the headspace Dubbo facebook page and send them an inbox with your email address so that they can send a form to you.
Headspace gets involved in many community events, including the Narromine Youth Day Out. The Youth Reference Group organised a Colour Run. PHOTOS: HEADSPACE DUBBO