Young people from diverse backgrounds, in partnership with service providers, will share their lived experiences of working with 12 innovative services and programs that promote inclusion, participation, connection and healing.
Young people will facilitate opportunities throughout the day to reflect on the benefits of collaborative action in designing programs that incorporate cultural safety, equity and human rights in promoting inclusive mental health services across Victoria.
Why would a worker come…The forum will be an opportunity for practitioners to come together to hear stories of hope and connection from young people from diverse communities and to learn about programs implementing culturally responsive practice in addressing the mental health and wellbeing of young people from across Victoria.
What values inform the forum: The forum is informed by the principles of participation and collaboration with the focused intention of bringing people together from diverse services and practices to build interconnections to better meet the needs of our young people together.
MC for the event: Lorraine Ngwenya
Lorraine Ngwenya is a speaker, advocate and entrepreneur, being the proud founder of Useful Link, an organisation that seeks to empower young people in areas of employment, personal development and leadership. Lorraine believes young people have many challenges that face them and it is her goal to help as many young people as she can to realise their potential. Click here to view full bio.