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Youth Council

WSLHD places high value on youth participation to involve young people as active members of the decision-making processes for issues that affect their healthcare. The WSLHD Youth Council is made up of young people aged 16-25years. Its role is to provide information and local perspectives to improve the quality and safety of healthcare, the provision of patient-centred and youth-friendly healthcare and improve the health of young people in western Sydney.

The Youth Council meets monthly on a Wednesday evening from 6.30-8.30pm. If you would like more information or to join the Youth Council, please contact Sarah Young on 0499 732 341 or [email protected], or register your interest here.

Youth Council Group Photo May 2023
The Youth Council, alongside WSLHD Youth Health Services, organised a Youth Health Forum in October 2023. The day aimed to gather young people from Western Sydney together to discuss the theme of ‘what does mental health and wellbeing mean to you’, which included an array of workshops, a Q & A panel with staff from WSLHD and advocates from the community with a lived experience, and an expo of services.  Click here to read the WSLHD Youth Forum report

Youth Council puts together a report annually to highlight the work they have completed: 

2023 WSLHD Youth Council Report

2022 WSLHD Youth Council Report
2020 WSLHD Youth Council Report

Youth Health Forum 2023