"Youth In Front" YRG Camp 2024

May 2024

In April headspace Centres across SE NSW & ACT under the lead agency Grand Pacific Health & collaboration with Relationships Australia headspace Batemans Bay, brought together their YRGs for a training camp. Check out our video below!

"Youth In Front" YRG Camp 2024 Video


On location for this year was Berry Sports and Recreation Centre, the young people form Bega, Cooma, Goulburn, Yass, Nowra, Liverpool, Tuggeranong, Canberra, Wollongong, Shellharbour & Batemans Bay gathered to collaborate on innovative ways young people can advocate in their communities for better mental health and wellbeing.

The young people attended sessions on headspace National Branding Policy & Guidelines, Photography with a focus on promotion via social media content building & Work Readiness. We opened the weekend with a wonderful Welcome to Country, Dancing and Weaving Workshops & Corroboree by the Gadhungal Marring Group and ended the night on Friday with Ice-Breaker Games. Saturday night after workshops included another epic year of Trivia & Bonfire with GIANT marshmallows. The YRG learnt how to create their own meaningful content for their local headspace Centre's that will be part of the future promotion of the Centre Services and raising awareness for local campaigns and events - From Young People to Young People!

Local YRG members Ben, Grace, Pete, Helena, Georgia and Juli were able to attend camp from headspace Goulburn & headspace Yass and have had a blast of a time. Building connections with others from around the Southern NSW & ACT headspace Center's, challenging their own skills and building on their training the workshops provided related to community engagement, team building, problem solving and future transferable skills like organizational branding and policy training and product development. What a great time away and opportunity to build on personal skills and development that can be used in the future - at school, work, home life, everywhere!

Joining the YRG is a great opportunity to build skills and give back to your local community. Camp is an exciting addition to the many experiences you can have while being a Youth Reference Group Member here at headspace Goulburn & headspace Yass

Check out our YRG page on the website for more information about joining the Youth Reference Group for headspace Goulburn.