"Youth In Front" YRG Camp 2021

On the ANZAC Day weekend in April headsapce centres across SE NSW under the lead agency Grand Pacific Health brought together their YRGs for a training camp. Check out our video below!

 Youth In Front - the 2021 GPH headspace YRG camp at Fitzroy Falls NSW

On location in gorgeous Fitzroy Falls, and after a beautiful Welcome to Dharawal Country from traditional owners Djiriba Waagura, the 35 young people form Bega, Cooma, Goulburn, Nowra and Wollongong gathered to collaborate on innovative ways young people can advocate in their communities for better mental health and wellbeing.

The young people attened sessions on safe storytelling and public speaking and participated in team building games, culminating in a "World Cafe" session on the final day, after a moving dawn service. The young people forged strong connections across our broad region and came away with a deeper understanding of shared challenges and the varying needs of different communities. They returned home inspired to bring their best to their headspace centres as part of their participation in advocacy for better youth mental health services.

Local YRG members Ben, Caitlin and Eryn were able to attend camp from headspace Goulburn and have had a blast of a time. Building connections with others from around the Southern NSW headspace centres, challenging their own skills physically by completing the high ropes "Lilly Pads" and "Leap of Faith" and building on their skills in the training workshops related to community engagement. What a great time away and oppertunity to build on personal skills and development that can be used in the future - at school, work, home life, Everywhere!

Joining the YRG is a great oppertunity to build skills and give back to your local community. Camp is an exciting new addition to the many experiences you can have while being a Youth Reference Group Member here at headspace Goulburn.

Check out our YRG page on the website for more information about joining the Youth Reference Group for headspace Goulburn.