Youth Connectors in Muswellbrook
Youth Connector Workshops
Darci Miller from Mentally Healthy WA travelled over from Western Australia to train both Carly Hughes, Muswellbrook Healthy & Well Local Coordinator, and Rebecca Eveleigh, Upper Hunter Youth and Development Officer for Upper Hunter Community Services, in the Youth Connectors program.
On Monday 6th May 2019, the first Youth Connectors workshop was held at the Muswellbrook PCYC with nine young people.
Carly and Rebecca have since delivered a second workshop with students from the Muswellbrook High School Girls Academy.
Watch a video from the event below:
Youth Connector Volunteers
As part of the Youth Connectors Program Muswellbrook Healthy & Well also offers opportunities for young people to volunteer.
“Hi! My name is Toni Prior and I’m a youth connector volunteer. Volunteering is a valuable experience that is extremely fulfilling. It gives you the chance to better yourself, develop new skills and work towards achieving a goal, all while giving you opportunities to improve your local community. Being a youth connector volunteer is also rewarding as it helps me to achieve my goal of working in a field where I can improve the quality of life of youth. Specifically, as a youth connector, I hope to help youth in my community appreciate the importance of keeping mentally healthy. The Act-Belong-Commit message is significant in achieving this goal as it not only emphasises the importance of mental health, but also provides effective support in helping youth achieve mental health through helpful tips, information and resources.”