Youth Consultation 2016

Forty-one participants attended the Youth Health Workshop; participants came from various locations from within the Local Health District including smaller communities, remote inland communities and larger coastal and regional towns.

Participants came from Bonalbo, Alstonville, Ballina, Lismore, Nimbin, Coffs Harbour, Casino, Goonellabah, Murwillumbah, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Lismore, Uralba, Kyogle, Brisbane, Ocean Shores and Billinudgel.

The diversity of the community was also reflected in having a number of participants from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and participants with ongoing health conditions. Participants ranged in age from 13 to 24 years of age.

The workshop was facilitated by Peter Chown and included group discussion and interaction around five key topics:

  1. Health and Health Issues
  2. Access to Services
  3. Service Providers
  4. Diversity and Youth Participation
  5. Health Promotion and Online Services/Resources
Uncle Lewis Cook, Bundjalung Elder provided a Welcome to Country and participant Seth Freeman played the Digeridoo. The day also included performances from and discussion with the Byron Bay Youth Theatre Group.