The Orygen Global Youth Mental Health Advocacy Fellowship is a six-month virtual program for 10 young people from across the globe who are passionate about youth mental health and want to create change in the mental health landscape of their country.
The fellowship has been established to build the capacity, skills and voices of young people to create positive change in mental health awareness, policy and systems reform.
The fellowship is carried out through five Modes of Learning:
- Education and training modules.
- Peer support.
- Contact with leaders in global youth mental health.
- Experiential learning.
Utilize This Offer
We would love to hear from you if you:
1. Are aged 17-30-years-old (at the time of application);
2. Self-identify as having lived experience of mental ill-health personally or through family members or friends; or have a specific interest or skill in youth mental health;
3. Are from anywhere in the world. We are especially keen to hear from people in low and middle- income countries;
4. Are able to challenge and offer suggestions for developing and implementing a variety of projects;
5. Have a clearly defined problem related to youth mental health you wish to address, a viable advocacy idea as to how you might approach it and the background and motivation needed to go forward; and
6. Have permission from your parent / guardian to participate in the fellowship if you are under 18 years old.
All fellowship material will be provided in English.
The fellowship is a 6-month program.
Fellows should aim to devote 8-10 hours of time each month to fellowship activities. This will vary from month to month but will include a combination of educational modules and individual or group-based work.
Between the modules the fellows will maintain contact via an online platform to network, collaborate and share information and resources. It is expected that fellows will participate regularly in these discussions.
Applications must be completed and received by Sunday 28 March 2021.
Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email or phone to organise an interview. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.
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