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Headspace Werribee – Youth Advocacy Group

Headspace Werribee is operated by Orygen. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, North Western Melbourne (Melbourne Primary Care Network Ltd).

Headspace Youth Advocacy Group

The headspace Werribee Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) is made up of young people aged 16 – 25 who live, work, study or recreate in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay area, and who are passionate about young people’s mental health.

The group meet regularly to ensure that headspace Werribee is a youth-friendly space, and to plan ways to get the word out there about how headspace can support young people who are going through a tough time. The group are involved with activities like:

  • Planning and hosting events to raise awareness of mental health in the community
  • Planning activities to use in community awareness workshops and assisting in the delivery of these at schools and in the community
  • Setting up and manning information stalls to talk to young people about headspace Werribee and mental health
  • Providing feedback about headspace Werribee’s services
  • Developing resources

To be eligible for membership, young people need to:

  • Be between 16 – 25 years old
  • Live, work, study or recreate in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay area
  • Be passionate about youth mental health and wellbeing
  • Have the ability to work in a team and participate in group discussions, both in person and online
  • Be motivated and willing to commit to the group for at least one year

About Headspace in Australia

Headspace centers are located throughout Australia, making them easily accessible to young people in urban, regional, and remote areas. These centers offer a range of services, including mental health counseling, general health advice, substance abuse support, education and employment assistance, and access to online and telephone support.

One of the key principles of Headspace is early intervention, recognizing the importance of addressing mental health issues in their early stages to prevent them from escalating into more severe problems later in life. By providing timely and accessible support, Headspace aims to equip young people with the tools and strategies they need to manage their mental health and well-being effectively.

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