Join Perth’s young people and have your say on the WA Youth Health Policy

2 November 2017

More than 100 young people aged 13 to 24 years have had their voices and needs heard at six ‘Community Conversation Forums’, held to inform the development of the WA Youth Health Policy.

These forums, run by the Department of Health’s Child and Youth Health Network and the Consumer & Community Health Research Network (external site), asked young people a series of questions to explore their unique health and wellbeing needs.

Their answers will help to drive the delivery of equitable, effective, and coordinated health services to optimise the health and wellbeing of young people in WA.

The events attracted young people from diverse backgrounds including well and healthy individuals, those living with chronic conditions, living with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal, LGBTIQ, living in out-of-home care and those living in regional areas.

All interested people are invited to participate in consultation on the draft Policy by undertaking a 10-minute consumer (external site) or health professional survey (external site), or an online community conversation (external site) about WA youth health in general. This consultation is open until Friday 17 November.

Watch a short video by Disability Youth Consumer Representative Grace Mills on how quality engagement practices are being used to connect young people.

For queries or further information contact the Child and Youth Health Network via email or phone on 9222 0200.