Our Youth Advisory Committee work with our staff at a really close level to make sure we are being as youth oriented as possible!
Your role at headspace Collingwood: YAC member
Describe yourself in 3 words: kind, friendly, weird
Hobbies: going to the gym
Currently: studying sport and exercise science and looking for a part time job
I am happiest when: I am outside on an adventure with people I love or when I'm with my cats
What are you passionate about: health and fitness, particularly physical activity improving mental health. Oh and animals
Role at headspace Collingwood: Youth advisory committee.
Describe yourself in 3 words: Helpful, caring, motivated.
What did you want to be when you were growing up: A vet.
I am happiest when: I'm surrounded by the things I love or doing what I love.
My all time role model is: My grandmother.
If you could change one thing about the world what would it be: The way people look at mental health.
The best advice i have ever been given: No matter how far in life you have come, just be proud of yourself.
Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate, empathetic and Driven
Hobbies: In my spare time, I draw, run, swim, play piano, daydream about Japan, and go to a looooot of gigs.
Currently: I'm currently working full time at a rehab clinic after doing my honours in psych last year
Describe yourself in 3 words: Determined, Caring, creative
Hobbies: Dog training, walking, photography, journaling.
Currently: volunteering with the YAC and getting involved where ever I can.
Passionate about: youth mental health, dog training and raising awareness of correct assistance dog etiquette. I am also interested in animal assisted therapy and interventions alongside treatment for mental and physical illness. I'm currently training my dog to be an assistance dog, and also working on some cool tricks for when we get into therapy dog work.
Describe yourself in 3 words: Thoughtful, compassionate and creative
Hobbies: Yoga, meditation, reading, writing, horse riding and anything to do with being in nature
Currently doing: Studying psychology full time, working part time in health and wellbeing and working on a novel in the time left over.
Passionate about: Helping people to live in way that celebrates and honours who they are.
What is your role at headspace Collingwood: Peer Worker
Describe yourself in 3 words: Caring, Motivated, Friendly
Hobbies: Sport (AFL, Basketball and Soccer) and Music (Guitar)
Currently: At university completing my honours and Working
I am happiest when: I’m hanging out with Birdie the Therapy Dog and helping others
What are you passionate about: Helping remove the stigma around mental illness and creating a more supportive environment for individuals to feel comfortable to seek help and know that they aren't alone.