2024 Youth Reference Group- applications CLOSED FOR 2024.

Applications for the 2024 headspace Port Macquarie Youth Reference Group are now open. 


headspace's Youth Reference Group - Port Macquarie

headspace is the flagship youth mental health service in Port Macquarie, and is currently looking for young people to join their Youth Reference Group (YRG) in 2024.

The group is tasked with providing knowledge and experience to headspace clinical and engagement teams so they can provide current and up to date support to young people in the community. In addition YRG members are involved in youth projects and given multiple opportunities for training and development.  

YRG Testimonials

“I have loved going to all the different events and I think it has really made a difference to young people in the community.”

“I have been on the group for this year and I think it has been a great way to give back after using the services as well an opportunity for me to learn,” 

“Having only moved to town a few years ago it was a great way to meet people and feel connected to Port Macquarie"

Want to know more?

As a YRG member there are many benefits, experiences and opportunities for personal development.  Such as:

  • Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth health
  • Gain experience and references for your resume
  • Training in youth advocacy, and other development opportunities
  • Assisting on selection panels for headspace staff recruitment
  • Leading projects/events in our local area
  • Attending local community events including music festivals
  • Website and social media consultation and development
  • Resource development such as brochures, presentations, posters
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Media Spokesperson

More details can be found here:  YRG Role Description  or to view FAQs: Click here 

So, How do you get involved?

It’s easy, complete this online application form, and then email Emily saying you've submitted an application to emily.lawson@each.com.au Emily will then get in touch to organise an interview. 

Have any Questions?  

Get in touch with Emily during business hours Mon, Tues, Wed, Thursday at: emily.lawson@each.com.au or

Ph: 6588 7308 Mobile: 0473 858 970