Supporting parents

Join our 2022/2023 Family & Friends Reference Group!

Port Macquarie
01 Apr 2022

Are you a friend or family member of a young person going through a hard time?  

Are you a community member with an interest or passion for mental health and other youth related issues?   

Then we want you to join our FAMILY & FRIENDS REFERENCE GROUP (FFRG)

Our FFRG meet quarterly to discuss all things youth mental health and how we can best support our youth community and their families. As a collective: we listen, we learn and provide advice that guides the continuous development of headspace Port Macquarie services.

As part of the Family and Friends Reference group you will:

  • Engage and work with families and friends • Help with projects and events that support parents, families and friends • Have input into strategies and campaigns that target family and friends  • Develop new skills • Meet and work with other people who are passionate about youth mental health • Attend consortium meetings
  • Make a difference to youth mental health through media and promotion.

Commitment: We appreciate that everyone lives busy lives so official meetings are limited to 4 times per year. We do however communicate regularly via monthly emails, and through our private FFRG FaceBook page/messenger group. Training will be provided, and development opportunities offered.

For more details or questions please contact our Family & Friends Group Coordinator Lauren:

 To apply for the Family & Friends Reference Group fill out an online application here

 To learn more about FFRG read this recent article from Brilliant Online (June 2022):  A headspace for Youth Mental Health