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headspace Fremantle Youth Reference Group member

headspace Fremantle

The YRG is a group of people aged 15 -25 from the local Fremantle community who help guide the work that headspace does. Our YRG meet once a month at headspace Fremantle and give feedback on how the centre runs and engages with the community. This includes helping plan events and programs, giving feedback on how we talk to the community, plus informing how best to talk to young people around Freo. The YRG also comes to events in the community with headspace, for example fairs, Pride Parade, or presentation’s at high schools, unis and TAFEs.

The role is located within the Community Engagement team at headspace Fremantle. The majority of the work for this position will be completed onsite at headspace Fremantle. Youth Reference Group members will report directly to the Community Engagement Officer. They will also be supported by the Centre Manager.

Key Responsibilities are as follows: The Youth Reference Group will consult with headspace on a variety of topics and issues, and will be involved in a number of projects. This will be achieved by: • Attending a minimum of twelve face-to-face meetings per annum • Being prepared to undertake some training at face to face events • Regularly providing feedback to headspace Fremantle when requested • Being open and willing to participate in teleconferences, email and online discussions on a weekly basis (usually less than weekly basis). • Supporting local headspace activities • Becoming an active community advocate for youth mental health with the goal of raising awareness of youth mental health and family inclusive practice; educating the broader community about youth mental health • Being involved in community education activities, or as media spokespeople on youth mental health • Completing a wellness plan and actively looking after all aspects of your health

Benefits for being a part of the YRG for headspace Fremantle: • Excellent for your resume • Training opportunities • Attend events • Have fun, make new friends and connections • Learn about Mental Health and headspace • Catered meetings (great food and snacks!) • Gift cards offered for participation • Professional Development • Make a difference in the youth mental health space