Youth Reference Group

Are you aged between 14 and 25 and live in Mackay or surrounds? Do you have something to say about health, mental health, and drug and alcohol issues?

We want you to apply if: 

You feel passionate about and are interested in mental health issues

You have had lived experience of mental health issues, know someone who has/had mental health issues

You have a friend or family member who has/had a mental illness or drug addiction

To be fully representative of our local youth, the voices of First Nations young people, young people from diverse cultural backgrounds, young people from rural and remote areas, LGBTQIA+ identifying, and young people who have been homeless are encouraged to apply.

By getting involved you will:

Have the opportunity to have your say and influence youth mental health services in Mackay

Develop new skills, meet new people

Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about mental health

Make a difference to youth mental health in your community

How do I get involved?

Email our Youth and Community Coordinator at

or call 07 4898 2200 to connect with Youth and Community Coordinator.