Youth Reference Group Member

Salary: Volunteer

Volunteer Role

Are you aged between 16 and 25 and live in the Shoalhaven area? Do you have something to say about youth mental health and wellbeing?

Are you willing to be involved in the YRG members for a 12 month term?

Who can apply?

We are looking for anyone aged between 16 and 25 who is interested in promoting youth mental health and wellbeing in the Shoalhaven area.

We want you to apply if:

You have had your own experiences of feeling depressed, anxious or another mental health issue.

You have a friend or family member who has/or had a mental illness or addiction.

You feel passionate about and are interested in mental health issues and young people’s health and wellbeing in our community.

headspace Nowra is also keen to hear the voices of Indigenous young people, young people from different cultural and language backgrounds, young parents, young people from rural and remote areas, young people of diverse sexualities and genders, and young people who have been homeless.

 What is the headspace Nowra Youth Reference Group?

headspace Nowra provides young people with the opportunity to be heard and be active around youth mental health and related issues through the Youth Reference Group (YRG).

There are a number of roles you can play in the YRG, including:

· Planning and organising special events

· Helping us to make our centre responsive to young people’s needs

· Giving feedback about local youth and health services

· Fundraising for headspace Nowra

· Presentations and activities with high schools, TAFE and community organisations

· Accessing training and development opportunities

· Media promotions and interviews and publicity

· Sharing your experiences and encouraging early help seeking

 By getting involved you will:

· Have the opportunity to have your say on local services

· Develop new skills

· Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health

· Make a difference to youth mental health in your community.


The Youth Reference Group meets fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon at headspace Nowra, and also provides regular feedback and input through an online forum.


We actively recruit for YRG each year from November to December, for an early February start.  But if you're keen to get involved, get in touch no matter what time of year by emailing Maria! 

If you have any other questions or wish to apply please contact us on 4446 7300 or email



For more information contact:

Name: Maria Pulido-Lopez
Phone: 4446 7300

<p>To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.</p>
<p><strong>headspace</strong> is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.</p>

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