The Youth Health Forum is a network of over a hundred young leaders from across Australia who work together to determine and champion youth perspectives on the current health system.
We are a diverse group of young people and not health policy experts, but experience matters. Youth Health Forum members are aged 18 — 30 and use the health and social care system or represent people who do. Our views highlight key areas that will help shape the health of Australians in the future.
Masterclasses for young health consumer advocates
The Youth Health Forum hosted a series of online educational masterclasses for young health consumers.
Delivered by experts and co-designed by experienced young health consumers, these masterclasses will take you through the skills and knowledge they wish they had known when they had first stepped up as young consumer advocates.
Each masterclass incorporates a series of support tools and resources, including a recording of each session which you can now access at any time.
Imagine getting access to Australia’s leaders and making a real difference!
In this video, we discuss Australian Government’s new Australian Youth Council. Applications have now closed, however our free webinar will help give you the skills and confidence to apply for other advocacy positions, so you can amplify your voice and change the world for the better.
This is your opportunity to write and polish your application skills and hear first-hand from the Minister for Youth, Dr Anne Aly.
- The Hon Dr Anne Aly MP, Minister for Youth, Australian Government
- Dr Elizabeth Deveny, CEO, CHF
- Roxx MacDonald, CHF board member and leading youth advocate
Life Transitions and Youth Pathways to Health Services
The Youth Health Forum has produced a Report on Youth Transitions in Health Services.
It contains recommendations and supporting information about the challenges young people face in the healthcare system.
A series of short videos are being produced to explain the Report. The first is available now.
View YHF Life Transitions and Youth Pathways Report Overview (opens on YouTube)
Youth Health Forum 2021 National Summit
The Australian young health consumer's national summit
Australia’s peak youth health consumer body ran a virtual one-day national summit on Wed 15 Sept 2021. #YHFSummit
The YHF National Summit brought together thought leaders and policy-makers together with passionate young people to discuss the health issues that affect people under 30.
- Read the post-summit "Call to Action" and accompanying media release: Youth health leaders call for action on the “missing middle”
- Croakey News Media Conference Service Summary Report
- Event webpage
A webinar series to provide information for young people in their work as health consumer advocates or when working with government, health services or community groups.
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