Family and Friends Reference Group

Make a difference for your loved one and the Dandenong community! Join the headspace Family & Friends Reference Group!

Are you a parent, carer, or close friend supporting a young person (aged 12-25) navigating mental health challenges?

Do you want to provide feedback and help us create a more supportive and inclusive environment for young people facing these struggles? If so, we want you!

headspace Dandenong is looking for passionate individuals like you to join our vibrant Family & Friends Reference Group. This dedicated group plays a crucial role in shaping our services to better support young people and their families in our community.


  • Sharing your experiences and supporting headspace to improve our services to help young people. 
  • Meeting families and friends from different backgrounds and making headspace more welcoming.
  • Helping with projects like reducing stigma and teaching about mental health.
  • Speaking up for families and friends at meetings.
  • Learning and growing with others while gaining valuable knowledge about youth mental health.

We're looking for:

  • People who support a young person through headspace (not the young person themself).
  • People who care about youth mental health and how families and friends can help.
  • People who value everyone and can work together respectfully.
  • Good communicators who can work well in a team.
  • People who can attend meetings every 3 months and chat regularly by phone, email, or online.

This is a volunteer opportunity for 1 year. We offer training and support to help you feel confident.

Don't miss this chance to make a difference for your loved one, yourself, and Dandenong!

Join our Family and Friends Reference Group CLICK HERE 

Together, we can make a brighter future for youth mental health!

P.S. We know families are busy. We'll work with you to find flexible ways to join and make sure you take care of yourself too.

For more information contact:

Name: Hanish Poonia
Phone: 0408 458 083