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Youth Advisory Council

About the Youth Advisory Council

  • What is Youth @ The Kids?

    Youth @ the Kids (Y@K) is the place for youth involvement and patient participation at the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH). Youth @ the Kids is an opportunity for patients to get involved, have their say, and make a difference at the RCH.

    If you're aged between 12 and 25 all you need to do is join our email list which will keep you up to date with events, consults with staff and any surveys or polls you might like to complete. We'll send you an email with an opportunity to get involved, all you need to do is the getting involved part.

    Sign up to be involved when you're interested, and give the opportunity a miss if you can't commit; it's having your say, your way. 

    There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, so get in touch and start telling us what you think.

    What is the Youth Advisory Council (YAC)?

    The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) are a group of young people who come together to talk about their experiences of the hospital, and to have their say on how the RCH could be more adolescent friendly. It's not only the job of a YAC member to share their own opinion, but to ensure that young people's opinions across the RCH are heard. They do this by consulting with Youth @ the Kids; young people who sign up to receive invitations.

    The YAC is currently being re-designed to have an even broader influence on the issues that affect youth. Please come back to visit this page again - we will post developments as they happen.

    If you are interested in being involved in this re-design, or a member of the 'new look' YAC, please send us an email, or call (03) 9345 5522 and ask to speak to the Consumer Partnerships Manger. 

    YAK resources for young people

    Caught the youth engagement bug and want more? Want to know more about volunteering, peer support or having your say?

    Then check out the resources for young people, hand selected by members of our Youth Advisory Council.