Supporting parents

Join our 2024/2025 Family Reference Group!

Port Macquarie
18 Jun 2024

Are you a parent, caregiver or family member of a young person going through a hard time?  

Are you a community member with an interest or passion for mental health and other youth related issues?   

Then we want you to join our FAMILY REFERENCE GROUP (FRG)

Our FFRG meet quarterly to discuss all things youth mental health and how we can best support our youth community and their families. As a collective: we listen, we learn and provide advice that guides the continuous development of headspace Port Macquarie services.

As part of the Family and Friends Reference group you will:

  • Engage and work with families and caregivers
  • Help with projects and events that support parents and families
  • Have input into strategies and campaigns that target parent and families
  • Develop new skills 
  • Meet and work with other people who are passionate about youth mental health 
  • Attend headspace Port Macquarie consortium meetings
  • Make a difference to youth mental health through media and promotion.


Commitment: We appreciate that everyone lives busy lives so official meetings are limited to 4 times per year. We do however communicate regularly via monthly emails, and through our private FRG FaceBook page/messenger group. Training will be provided, and development opportunities offered.

For more details or questions please contact our Family Reference Group Coordinator:

 To apply for the Family Reference Group fill out an online application here

To learn more about FRG read this recent article from Brilliant Online:  A headspace for Youth Mental Health


 Family Reference Group 2024 Highlights