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Get involved with school health working groups

31 January 2019

Help us improve the health services for school-aged children and young people

School health nurse measuring a student's height

Child and Adolescent Health Service – Community Health (external site) supports the health, wellbeing and development of children and young people across the Perth metropolitan area.

We’re inviting you to join a working group to help us with the WA School-aged Health Services Review. We’ve already surveyed young people, parents and carers about the current school health services in WA, and this has helped us to come up with several recommendations.

We now need your help to put these recommendations into action.

Working groups

There are two working groups for people who are interested in improving health services for school-aged children and young people in 2019.

  • The Youth Working Group is looking for young people aged 14 to 18 years.
  • The Parent/Carer Working Group is looking for parents and carers of children and young people aged 3 to 18 years.

What will the working groups do?

  • Meet no more than monthly (for up to 2 hours; 4.30pm to 6.30pm)
  • Work with a group of other young people or parents/carers to give us feedback from your perspective
  • Listen to our suggestions for change and tell us if you think we’re on the right track
  • Learn about being part of a committee and have fun!

Reimbursement for your time

We will reimburse all working group members $35 per hour to participate in meetings.

How to apply

Before you apply to join, please check that you:

  • have access to email and are comfortable using it
  • are able to meet for up to 2 hours (4.30pm to 6.30pm), either in person or online*
  • can meet monthly, starting from the last week of February
  • live in the Perth metropolitan area
  • will join in and actively participate
  • are not a current employee of the Child and Adolescent Health Service.

*To participate online, you must have access to a computer, webcam, microphone and the internet.

Complete the application form (external site) by selecting the working group you are interested in, and tell us why you want to be involved.

Completing and submitting the form does not guarantee you a place in a working group. We will contact you as soon as possible to let you know the outcome of your application.

You can also submit an application form if you think you could contribute in another way, or sometime in the future – let us know your areas of interest.

Applications close on Sunday 17 February 2019.

Help and information

If you have any difficulties with the form, or want our help to complete it, please email us.

Want to get involved in a different way?

Join our online Parent and Family Network to receive information, updates and invitations to provide feedback on our services when it suits you.