Young people as partners
Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council is an 8-9 member council charged with the responsibility of providing strategic advice and support to Orygen on the implementation of the Youth Engagement and Participation Strategy. The council is tasked with co-designing and reviewing different components of the program and their outcomes.
Youth Research Council
The Youth Research Council is dedicated to providing strategic advice and support to the Research Division at Orygen as they commence their research projects. This involves young people actively contributing to the discussions around areas of research, development of the research question(s), recruitment strategies, design and development of research measures and creative ways to disseminate research findings.
headspace Youth Advisory Groups
Orygen is the lead agency for four headspace sites across north-west Melbourne; Glenroy, Sunshine, Craigieburn, Melton and Werribee. Each headspace Centre has a Youth Advocacy Group (YAG), or equivalent, combined with related community awareness activities. YAGs are an integral part of each headspace centre and are engaged in a broad range of activities that include community events, policy review and promotional resources.