The Sexual Health Ministerial Advisory Committee is now seeking Expressions of Interest from young Queenslanders interested in joining the Youth Advisory Group!

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Sexual Health Ministerial Advisory Committee Youth Advisory Group

Are you ready to represent your peers?

We're seeking young Queenslanders aged 16-24 to join the Queensland Sexual Health Youth Advisory Group (YAG). Young males are encouraged to apply.

Building on the success of the Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Forum hosted in Brisbane late last year, the Queensland Sexual Health Ministerial Advisory Committee is now inviting applications to join their Youth Advisory Group (YAG). Among the many significant topics discussed on the day, the importance of youth empowerment and youth co-design resonated loudly. The Committee is responding to this call to action by offering at least 4 young Queenslanders the opportunity to add the youth perspective to the Committee's collective expertise, reinforcing the vision of the Queensland Sexual Health Strategy: that 'all Queenslanders experience optimal sexual and reproductive health'.

Complete and submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) now to be considered for this exciting opportunity to contribute to achieving optimal sexual and reproductive health outcomes for all Queenslanders! Applications close 31 July 2019.

  • Expression of Interest

    Please complete an EOI, which asks questions about how you prefer to identify yourself. This information will help us to select an equitable, engaged, articulate and diverse sexual and reproductive health Youth Advisory Group.

    Start your EOI here

The World Health Organization advises that sexual and reproductive health is about more than just sex, or sexually transmissible infections. It is about having a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, understanding, appreciating and caring for one's own body, interacting with others in respectful and appropriate ways, being able to develop and maintain meaningful personal relationships, and being able to express affection, love and intimacy in ways consistent with your own values. It develops throughout childhood and adolescence, and all the way through a person's life, and it is a normal and important part of a person's identity and overall wellbeing!

Recognising this, Queensland was the first state in Australia to develop a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health strategy - the Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016-2021.

But there is still some work to be done to ensure that comprehensive and inclusive information about sexual and reproductive health and sexual safety is available and accessible to all Queenslanders across their lifespan, particularly for children and young people. This is where your young and diverse voices, opinions and experiences are needed!

We invite you to complete and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be considered for selection on the Sexual Health Ministerial Advisory Committee's Youth Advisory Group.