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Youth Engagement Partnerships

Putting young people at the centre of health solutions

Young people taking a selfie by looking at a phone on the ground

These partnerships will put young voices front and centre. We don’t want to tell young people what we think they need; we want to hear their thoughts and ideas and work collaboratively to identify solutions.

Dr Sandro Demaio
VicHealth CEO

Young people know what they need. And in order for health solutions to work, their voices need to be front and centre. That’s why we’re continuing our partnership with 7 youth organisations – who put young people at the heart of what they do. Together, we’re supporting young people to access healthy food, stay active in ways that work for them and feel connected to others in their community.

Meet our partner organisations:

I think young people really want to be in the room when decisions are being made about our own health and wellbeing, whether that’s contributing or just listening and knowing what information is going into those decisions.

Martin Isidro
a member of the Intercultural Young Advocacy Leadership Group at Ethnic Communities Council Victoria (ECCV)

By working with a range of youth partners, we’re able to listen and work with young people who share diverse lived experience, including young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, LGBTQIA+ young people, young people living with disabilities and those from regional areas.

Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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VicHealth acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.