Orygen Global invites applications for the Orygen Global Youth Mental Health Advocacy Fellowship in Australia in 2021.
The Fellowship is a six-month virtual program for 10 young people from across the globe. Unfailingly, it’ll comprise of young people who are passionate about youth mental health and want to create change in the mental health landscape of their countries.
And as a mark of intentionality, the fellowship has been established to build the capacity, skills and voices of young people. It has also been established to create positive change in mental health awareness, policy and systems reform.
For this reason, lived experience of mental ill-health is welcome but not required. You will, however, be in control of how and how much you wish to share your personal story. Rest assured, you will be provided with the tools to make this decision safely and strategically.
Worth of Award
In view of this, the fellowship will consist of five modes of learning:
- Education and training modules: Fellows will learn the nuances of developing a proposal for change, sharing lived experience of mental ill-health, and creating sustainable change. Each module will be composed of lectures, panel discussions and/or practical workshops.
- Mentoring: In like manner, mentoting will be used as a space for fellows to develop skills and expertise tailored to each fellow’s learning needs. It will help to equip them with the resources and networks to enact their proposal for change.
- Peer support: Peer-to-peer support is an invaluable opportunity for the fellows to provide each other with strategic and emotional support.
- Contact with leaders in global youth mental health: For a fact, fellows will be able to network with leaders in youth mental health from all around the world.
- Contribution: Notably, one component of the fellowship will be experiential learning, which allows fellows to engage with the established work of Orygen.
The Orygen Global Youth Mental Health Advocacy Fellowship welcomes applications from candidates if they
- are aged 17-30 years old (at the time of application);
- 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;
- are from anywhere in the world. However, people in low and middle- income countries are highly sought after;
Similarly, applications are welcome if they
- are able to challenge and offer suggestions for developing and implementing a variety of projects;
- have a clearly defined problem related to youth mental health they wish to address, a viable advocacy idea as to how they might approach it and the background and motivation needed to go forward; and
- have permission from their parents/guardians to participate in the fellowship if they are under 18 years old.
It is very important to note that all fellowship materials will be provided in English.
How to Apply
- In like manner, all applications are to be made online via the official website.
And as such, short-listed applicants will be contacted by email or phone to organise an interview. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified by email.
Deadline: In conclusion, applications close Sunday, March 28, 2021.