Seeking Youth Voices to help build Grit and Resilience

Published on 01 October 2021


An exciting opportunity is open for two young people to join the Grit and Resilience Program Consortium and share their point of view on a range of topics related to mental health and wellbeing.

The Grit and Resilience Program is a four-year program aiming to take a community-driven approach to better understand and address mental health and wellbeing across the Wangaratta municipality. 

While coordinated by the Rural City of Wangaratta, the Program is guided by a consortium of agencies along with four community partners, including two young people aged 12-24.

As the two Youth Partners recently completed their 12-month term, an opportunity has arisen for two new young people who live within the municipality of Wangaratta to join the team.

“This is such a fantastic opportunity to work with and learn from amazing people and to contribute to a program making a significant difference in our community,” said current community partner Caz Sammon.

“You’ll be valued, heard and well supported in your Youth Partner role. If you’re passionate and willing to have a go then I can’t wait to meet you!”

Community partner John Davis encourages young people from across the Wangaratta municipality to apply.

“We need community partners from across our community, bringing experience and energy,” said John.

Youth Community Partners are engaged as full members of the Consortium to ensure the Program’s strategic direction is informed by community perspectives and knowledge.

The successful candidates will have an opportunity to gain leadership experience and to make a positive difference to our community. While these are voluntary positions, incentives will be offered to compensate you for the time and energy you share.

The Expression of Interest process closes at 5pm on Friday 15 October 2021.


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