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Still time to join the new Orygen youth advisory groups!

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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.

Applications 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.

The Youth 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.

For more, go to the Orygen website.

Source:email from Orygen, 17 June 2023.