Friday, October 20, 2017

Mental Health

Mental Health is consistently raised by workers and services in the youth sector as being one of the top three issues for young people aged 12 - 25 years, alongside alcohol and other drugs, and housing and homelessness. The Youth Coalition provides advocacy relating to young people and mental health issues in a range of cross-sectoral forums, submissions, committees and other activities, which is based upon the policy positions and commitments outlined in the Youth Coalition's Policy Platform on Mental Health.

Click here to view the Youth Coalition's Policy Platform on Mental Health.

In addition, the Youth Coalition participates in a number of committees and groups that relate specifically to mental health, including:

  • Suicide Prevention Implementation and Evaluation Working Group;
  • Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention Implementation and Evaluation Working Group;
  • headspace ACT Consortium;
  • STEPS Steering Committee; and,
  • Comorbidity Strategic Working Group.