Resources

Youth peer work toolkit

A peer worker provides emotional and social support to others with whom they share a common experience. They focus on building a mutual relationship that fosters hope and optimism. By being able to provide genuine examples of overcoming adversities in their own journeys, peer workers can inspire empowerment and self-determination. Peer work aims to support recovery of a person’s whole life, inclusive of personal passions, social interactions, study and work.

Download the youth peer work toolkit.

Youth partnerships in research toolkit

Orygen’s youth partnerships in research toolkit was developed in partnership with members of the Youth Advisory and Youth Research Council to support people’s understanding of youth participation principles and practical ways to partner with young people in research.

Download youth partnerships toolkit. 

Principles of youth participation video

Members of Orygen’s Youth Research Council and Youth Advisory Group come together to answer the question: ‘How do you work with young people in a meaningful way’. If you’re organisation looking to work with young people, watch this first to find out how to build a mutually beneficial working relationship.