headspace Morwell Youth Groups are currently recruiting!
The groups are for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are interested in joining one of our youth led volunteer groups.
WHERE:headspace Morwell, cnr hazelwood rd and George st Morwell
WHEN:Fortnightly Wednesday evenings between 5pm-7pm
-Youth Reference Group
-Whatever ( LGBTIQ+)
What is it?
The Youth Reference group is one of the ways we involve young people in the development and implementation of our service here at headspace.
Youth participation enables young people to have a role in an organisation’s structure. It can include a range of consultation and decision-making activities that benefit the organisation and young people involved.
headspace practices a ‘youth-centred’ approach to youth participation. This means young people are meaningfully engaged in all aspects of the organisation and work in collaboration with headspace staff to improve the service.
In the eyes of headspace young people are the experts when it comes to youth health issues.
These groups are made up of young people passionate about mental health and well-being and youth engagement.
The groups aim to:
Provide young people with the opportunity to have input into the strategic direction of headspace services, and local youth services services
Allow a way for the voice of young people to be heard and acted upon
Provide opportunities for skills and leadership development
Support young people to lead projects locally
Be engaged in their local community
Young People on these committees will have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ways including:
Media spokespeople and community engagement opportunities
Lead local projects
Marketing, promotion and community awareness activities
Involvement in mental health related focus groups and consultations
Evaluation, research, policy and advocacy.
Whatever is a group designed to give young people who identify as LGBTIQ a safe place to engage with others. It can also provide a platform to promote and advocate for LGBTIQ events and issues.
For more information contact Kristi: Youth Community Engagement Worker