A Youth Leadership Forum organised by Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has heard from a range of local services.
These included Batyr, Headspace, Evolution Youth Services, RYSS, Brisbane Water Police, OzHarvest, local LGBT podcast wQrds and Max Potential.
The forum was held at Woy Woy Leagues Club on Wednesday, November 29, and was attended by students from across the Coast.
The forum aimed to connect and discuss ideas important to young people in the community and engage with specialised support services to learn about mental health and domestic violence along the way, said Ms Tesch.
“To have so many local organisations into one room to talk to local young people about community building, health and wellbeing, and leadership was great.
“Speakers used their personal experiences to encourage participants to think about a diversity of opinions and to consider how others are impacted when making decisions.
“Students were also asked to think about what they want the Central Coast to look like when they grow up.
“It’s so important to include young people in planning the future of the Coast and I was excited to see some of the community building ideas so generously and creatively provided by the attendees.” Ms Tesch said.
“We will collate these ideas and share them with Central Coast Council and our Local Area Health team to do our best to build stronger community supporting youth on the Coast.”
Media release, 30 Nov 2017
Richard Mehrtens, office of Liesl Tesch