Active youth participation

Active youth participation

Active youth participation

Orygen Global is committed to ensuring young people and their families are active participants in all aspects of our work, including strategy development, design, implementation and evaluation of programs, advocacy and education efforts.

Through our partnerships and youth engagement activities, Orygen Global will seek to amplify the voices of young people and their communities worldwide in the design and development of global youth mental health services and responses. Meaningfully involving young people and their communities in our work is essential in determining the services and supports that are most relevant to them today. Young people must be key architects in designing effective future programs that focus more broadly on social and societal determinants which can contribute to poor mental health. Young people are the experts in their own experiences, and have unique and valuable perspectives on their local contexts and communities. Orygen Global will actively partner with young people in all aspects of our work.  

Global framework for youth mental health – youth engagement

The engagement and participation of young people around the world was critical to the Global Youth Mental Health Partnership project. 

Orygen and the World Economic Forum consulted with young people from around the globe about their views and perspectives on mental health. Between April and December 2019, the project team consulted with over 500 young people aged between 15 and 30 years from low, middle and high-resource settings.

The project team incorporated a wide range of perspectives from young people in 50 different countries on what was important to their own mental health, what they thought about the proposed framework and the types of supports they would like to see being delivered locally.

Read the consultation report