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Family and Friends Reference Group

GenHealth Inc

By getting involved you will:

• Have the opportunity to have your say and guide youth mental health services • Develop a range of skills including leadership, team work, and communication

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES • Be aged over 18 years at the time of application ### NB: Being a person of a particular age or age group is a genuine occupational qualification in accordance with section 49ZYJ (2)(c) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) • Have a relationship (family member or friend) with a young person who has experienced mental health difficulties. • Interest and passion around youth health, mental health and other issues relating to young people and willingness to talk about youth mental health issues • Ability to work in a team and participate in group discussions as well as working independently • Motivation, willingness and commitment to participate to a bi-monthly meeting (either face-to-face or online) on an ongoing basis and teleconference, email and online discussions as needed. • Motivation and willingness to participate in community education activities, media and public events • Regular access to telephone and internet • Ability to balance health (including mental health), responsibilities (study, work, family, social) and the demands of the Family and Friends Reference Group • Prepared to undertake some skills development / workshop about mental health • A current Working With Children Check (WWCC) or willingness to obtain a WWCC

GenHealth Inc. / headspace Coffs Harbour will provide training to support you to participate.

How to get involved: Contact us for a Position Description and an Application Form. Complete the Application Form and email to [email protected]

This will tell us a little bit about you, why you are interested in becoming and how you meet the selection. If you need help to prepare or submit your application, get in touch with us by email or (02) 6652 1878.