Our first-ever youth council seeks future health leaders

Youth Board
WSLHD is looking for its first Youth Board.

Do you have what it takes to become a health leader as part of Western Sydney Local Health District’s (WSLHD) first Youth Council? If so – we want you!

WSLHD’s first Youth Council is looking for enthusiastic young people, aged between 18 and 25, to provide a fresh perspective on health issues and services in western Sydney.

Young people who have strong views on healthy living are encouraged to apply.

WSLHD chief executive Danny O’Connor said the ambassadors would be an important voice for young adult health in western Sydney.

“We are looking for motivated young people who are keen to be part of an important movement,” he said.

“This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. It’s also a fantastic addition to your resume.

“I look forward to hearing our Youth Council’s views on issues that affect their healthcare.”

Applicants must be prepared to read documents, participate in discussions and complete Youth Council tasks and activities.

The WSLHD Youth Council’s mission is to increase young people’s health literacy, advocate for the development of youth-focused health services in western Sydney and contribute to health policy development.

The council will meet every month for two hours at Westmead Hospital.

There will also be opportunities for Youth Council members to participate in conferences, forums and events, subject to their availability and areas of interest.

Young people who wish to apply are encouraged to contact Silvana Techera, transition care project officer – WSLHD Integrated and Community Health on 0437 425 249 or email silvana.techera@health.nsw.gov.au before Friday 15 September.

Youth Council representation is voluntary.

For more information, visit http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Consumer-Partnership/WSLHD-Youth-Council

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