Jack Smith
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Youth Advisory Council Member

Jack is from the regional city of Mildura, Victoria and is currently studying a double degree of Occupational therapy and Applied science at La Trobe university. Jack is also the vice chair of Mildura’s local headspace Youth Advisory Council (YAC).

Jack's interest in mental health began after experiencing mental ill-health. This led to him joining the local headspace YAC, which began his interest in mental health that continues to grow.

Jack was proud to be elected the Opposition leader at the 2019 YMCA Youth Parliament, where he and his team presented a bill regarding Rural and Regional mental health that was passed unanimously. He was also a member of the 2019 youth congress where he worked on increasing youth engagement throughout Victoria.

Jack hopes to use his position on Orygen’s Youth Advisory Council to develop his knowledge outside of his home state of Victoria and gain a more holistic understanding of mental health.