Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has announced the development of a Youth Engagement and Participation program, and is looking for young people to be part of two new advisory groups that will help inform this program.
for participation in the advisory groups close on 6 July, so there is still
time to submit your expression of interest. Orygen is looking for young people
aged 17 to 25 with a lived experience of mental ill health to form a new
Youth Advisory Council and a new Youth Research Council. Young people who fit these
criteria, and who are keen to advocate for the promotion of good mental health
strategies for young people, are encouraged to apply. Keen researchers in this
field are also asked to apply. Expenses will be reimbursed.
Advisory Council will be made up of a group of eight young people from across
Australia who will meet six times a year to provide advice to Orygen’s Youth
Engagement Program. The Youth Research Council will similarly be made up of
eight young people who will provide input to Orygen’s research staff.