Young people as partners

As the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Orygen has as its strategic objective, to partner with young people to ensure that they remain at the forefront of everything we do. We recognise that young people, families, and the community are key partners in improving young people’s mental health.

If you’re a young person with a lived experience of mental ill-health, have a passion for advocating and promoting mental health needs of young people or are perhaps a keen researcher, then we’d love to hear from you.

Are you a young person? Want to be involved? We are currently recruiting

This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop your leadership skills, experience working in a team, develop networks with people around Australia and a chance to influence youth engagement and research in youth mental health at a national level.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 21 July 2019.

What is the Youth Advisory Council?

The Youth Advisory Council is a group of up to nine young people from around Australia charged with providing strategic advice, direction and overall development with regard to the work of Orygen and in particular the organisation-wide Youth Engagement and Participation program.

Youth Advisory Council members will constitute a mix of young people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and those with a particular passion or interest in the field of youth mental health and capacity for advocacy at a national level.

Visit the YAC page for full details including the application form, position description and council terms of reference.

What is the Youth Research Council?

The Youth Research Council is a group of up to nine young people who will be charged with the responsibility of providing strategic advice and guidance to Orygen on matters related to our research work, in particular this will see the council work closely the Research and Translation area of Orygen. The council will meet monthly to actively contribute to discussions around areas of research, development of the research question(s), recruitment strategies, design and development of research measures and creative ways to disseminate research findings.

Youth Research Council members will constitute a mix of young people with a lived experience of mental-ill health and those with experience or interest in the field of youth mental health research and may include emerging young researchers.

Visit the YRC page for full details including the application form, position description and council terms of reference.

Questions?

If you have any questions about either of the council groups or need assistance to complete your application please contact:

Kristi van-der-EL

Youth Engagement Program Manager
Mobile:  +61 421 762 524
Email: youthparticipation@orygen.org.au