Our 2024 youth reference group - are we looking for you?

Have your say in how headspace Albany operates!

headspace Albany is recruiting new members for our 2024 Youth Reference Group – the headspace Advisory Committee (hAC)

We are looking for young people aged 15-25 who have ideas and opinions about youth issues and mental health in the Great Southern community, and want to:

  • Help headspace Albany decide how best to support young people, co-designing our mental health programs,
  • Connect and work with other young people passionate about youth mental health and wellbeing,
  • Help organise and be part of headspace Albany events like the Mad Hatters Tea Party,
  • Work with headspace Albany, other young people and other services to make the Albany community better,
  • Get involved in media opportunities to promote youth mental health and wellbeing,
  • Help make sure what headspace Albany does is youth centred and inclusive.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, talk to one of the headspace Albany team about joining hAC.

You can gain experience and new skills with support, media and public speaking, training and opportunities to add to your CV.  And we hope it will be fun as well.

What does hAC actually do?

Some of the ways hAC has made a difference include:

  • Helping us design our headspace Centre,
  • Being on interview panels for all headspace Albany staff
  • being interviewed by media about youth mental health issues
  • be a part of promoting headspace Albany and mental health supports to other young people through stalls and events.
  • Being a part of presentations about mental health and wellbeing in schools

What's the Commitment?

Membership of hAC runs for a year – and you have the option of renewing at the end of the year.

We ask that you be available a 2 hour meeting every month– we’ll pay you and supply the pizza!

There are some extra occasional commitments on top of this;

  • Occasional special events
  • Checking and participating in the group chat
  • Contributing your thoughts in meetings

If you are interested, we'd love to meet with you! If you're not sure, you can come along to a meeting and see if you think hAC is for you.

Call our Community Engagement Officer Thandi on 9842 9871 or email info@headspacealbany.com.au to find out more.