Youth Mental Health Advisory Group

  • Are you 14-25 years? 
  • Are you passionate about positive mental health?
  • Want to be reimbursed for your time? 

The City of Kwinana has received funding from the WA Primary Healthcare Alliance (WAPHA) to deliver projects that build awareness of youth mental health, focus on enhancing connection, increase belonging and reduce stigma related to poor mental health whilst amplifying the youth voice by creating a platform for young people to be heard  

It is important that young people are involved at every step of the way, so we are recruiting 6 to 10 young people aged 14 to 24 with from all backgrounds to join a Youth Steering Group (YSG). The YSG will help design and deliver the project over the next six to twelve months (and may go longer than this). 

The City of Kwinana would like you to be heard, be active and be the change that you want to see in our community, by joining our Youth Mental Health Advisory Group.
You will be working with Kwinana Youth Services and talking with other passionate young people to co-design youth focused Mental Health Initiatives for young people within the community.

We are wanting to create an inclusive and diverse group of young people within our City and encourage all backgrounds to apply inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait, LGBTIQA+, young people living with a disability, young carers, young people from refugee, migrant and multicultural backgrounds. We encourage young people with lived experience to be part of this change process.

What you will do as part of the Youth Steering Group 

As a member of the youth steering group, you will help us decide what projects we should use the funding on to support youth mental health in the area. You may also help us deliver some of these project.  

It is a unique opportunity to develop your experience and skills as a changemaker in your local community, as well as help the City understand the issues that are important to young people on this topic.  

What do you receive as part of the YSG 

As a Youth Steering Group member, you will be reimbursed for your time and receive $20 per session that you attend. In addition, we will provide training and support your skills development. If you are at high school, participation in this project can form part of your community service hours. You will receive food and drinks at all of the sessions. We can also provide a certificate of at the end of your work, and you are able to list this role on your resume. 

Apply here  

Further details can be found here. 

To submit your application form or ask any question about the program contact  youth@kwinana.wa.gov.au