Our services at headspace Collingwood are influenced by the hard work of our headspace Collingwood Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Our YAC is run by a peer worker who works two days a week on all things youth participation. The group meets every three weeks and run regular fundraising events in the community, develop on-site projects, inform policy and processes at our centre, speak at schools and other local organisations, write a newsletter and create content for social media, as well as generally make our centre a better place to be. For more information about the YAC or to get involved please call Maddy on 9417 0150 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
headspace Collingwood will be accepting expressions of interest to join the YAC from October each year and close at the end November. However, the Volunteer Pool is open all year around and you can find the application form here: Volunteer-Pool-Application-Form2.doc
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.
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.
Hi Guys, I'm Sam (obviously), I don't answer to Samantha. I’m slightly obsessed with Star Wars, love building things and am a Netflix enthusiast
3 words to describe myself small, driven and caring
A random fact about myself is that I’m a Stormtrooper with 501st Legion. The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization that seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
I currently run my own business, Empowerment Electrical Services
Sam is one of Birdie’s favourite people at headspace Collingwood!
Hi everyone, my name is Ella and this is my 2nd year on the Collingwood YAC. I love yoga, animals (especially dogs) and all things Harry Potter!
3 words to describe myself: compassionate, driven and muggle
A random fact about myself: In January I am heading to Mexico for a public health study program which I’m super excited for! It involves learning about cross-cultural differences in attitudes to healthcare, mental health, disabilities and LGBTQI communities; as well as visiting lots of hospitals and community health services. And obviously eating lots of delicious Mexican food! :)
I currently: study a Bachelor of Public Health & Health Promotion full time (about to start my 2nd year), and work part time in construction project management.
I'm Katey and I've been on the YAC for the past year. I'm the resident baker and love reading, bushwalking, Eurovision and all things science fiction. This year I'm heading back to uni to study Community Development and am working at headspace Collingwood as a Peer Community Engagement Worker
Hi I'm Nick!
I am a creative person studying a Diploma in Community Services. YAC has given me the opportunity to express my ideas and create a positive change to the community.
I'm Thuy (which is pronounced as Twee). I'm currently studying Honours in Psych at RMIT. I love playing tennis even though I'm bad at it, listening to music and watching a tad too many superhero themed tv shows (currently watching The Flash).
Hi I'm Julia!
This is my first year in the YAC! I'm studying a double bachelor in social work and psychology at RMIT. I like taking photos, watching movies, reading, bike riding and netball. I am looking forward to getting more involved with headspace, learning heaps of things from everyone and getting to know you, attending meetings, participating in and organising events and.....of course looking forward to gaining Birdy's trust
Hey guys, I'm Callum. This is my 2nd year on the YAC, after a very fun and productive first year.
I originally studied journalism, but went back into psychology as something I’m more interested and passionate in. I love my sport, and I play football for Melbourne Uni Blacks!
My name is Cherese and I’ve recently become a member of YAC
I started a Bachelor of Health Sciences last year in hopes of one day becoming an Occupational Therapist and have a big interest in youth mental health! I want to help raise awareness of this topic along with you guys.
I’m also new to Melbourne, having only moved here last year from a coastal town and am pretty happy with my decision!
I like the outdoors and exploring different coffee placesrent coffee places.
Hi everyone, my name is Lux (my parent’s really liked The Cramps). I’m a third year student studying finance and economics.