Youth Advisory Council

We are looking for new members! Complete this application form to register your interest

 

The Youth Advisory Council is a passionate group of up young people who play an important role in making our service be youth-focused, by:

  • Giving advice from a young person’s perspective.
  • Helping us to consider the needs of young people when delivering services.
  • Reviewing information we provide to the public.
  • Providing feedback on how we handle complaints from consumers.
  • Gathering feedback from other young people.

 

Member qualities

 

You must:

  • be aged between 12-21 years.
  • currently live in WA.
  • have used Perth Children Services, Mental Health (CAMHS) or Community Health (public school health nurse, Child Development Service). 

You would be a great addition to the Youth Advisory Council if you:

  • want to improve health services for children and young people in WA.
  • have confidence to speak up and share your thoughts and ideas.
  • are motivated and willing to be part of extra activities outside of the meetings.
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally and/or linguistically diverse (including arrival as a refugee), LGBTQIA+ or have a disability.
  • have connections with other young people (e.g. through community groups, schools, clubs).

 

The details

 

  • Meetings are currently held online on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4.30pm – 6.00pm. We hope to have a face-to-face option again soon!
  • We ask members to commit to involvement for at least 2 years.

 

The benefits

 

  • Meet other young people and develop skills like working in groups and representing the needs of your peers.
  • $35 per hour is provided to cover out of pocket expenses.
  • Training and mentoring offered.

 

Applications close on Tuesday 21 June 2022.

For more information about the Youth Advisory Council, email CAHS.Consumers@health.wa.gov.au 

 

Last Updated: 13/06/2022