Youth Advisory Council

We are currently looking for up to six new members, apply here.

 

What is the Youth Advisory Council? 

 

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of up to 12 people aged 12 to 24 years old, who are eligible to use any of our services or have used our services within the last five years, this includes: 

  • have been patients at Perth Children’s Hospital
  • visited our child development service or school nurse
  • accessed our mental health services
  • are eligible to access any of the above services.

The main duties of the Council are to provide: 

  • advice from a young person’s perspective including seeking feedback from other young people
  • feedback on the information we provide to the public
  • thoughts on experiences of other consumers (e.g. complaints)
  • input on how we deliver our services. 

Who our members are

 

Our members are young people who: 

  • want to make a difference to health services for children and young people in WA.
  • have confidence to speak up and share thoughts, reactions and ideas.
  • come from range of lived experience including people from any of the following backgrounds; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, have a disability or identify as LGBTQI.
  • can link to other young people who may use our services (e.g. through community groups, schools, recreational associations).
  • have an ability to provide feedback on: the information we provide to the public; the reports we use to monitor our activities and information we provide to staff about working with young people. 
 

Last Updated: 18/06/2021