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Second Northern Territory Youth Health Summit

Invitation to the Second Northern Territory Youth Health Summit

You are invited!

We would like to invite 2-4 student/youth representatives (aged 15-24 years) and a support person, to the Second Northern Territory Youth Health Summit, 26 and 27 August 2021 at Menzies JMB Auditorium, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus, Darwin.

This event is free and aimed at including youth voices in setting the health and research agenda in the NT. The event is hosted by Menzies School of Health Research, Hot NORTH, the NT Primary Health Network, and the NT Government. It is an opportunity for young leaders to have their say about what matters most to them and influence their future.

The event will include youth alongside service providers, politicians, policy makers and other key stakeholders in a fun, engaging forum. Findings will be used by researchers, service providers, and policy makers to inform practice, policy and improvements in youth health in the NT.

For administrative reasons young people must be 15 or over to attend.

Day one: 26 August (4-7pm)
A young people only session to engage in fun and interactive activities, to learn about health, research and other topics in preparation for the following day.

Day two: 27 August (9am-5pm)
All stakeholders are invited to listen to guest speakers, engage in panel discussion, and a range of fun interactive activities. Youth will be supported to identify and present their health priorities through small group activities.

For further information, a link to the previous Youth Health Summit held in 2019 is available here:

Expression of interest for attendance:

If you are a young person interested in attending this event please register your interest here.

If you are an organization interested in attending this event please register your interest here.

Numbers will be limited at the event due to the ongoing restrictions of COVID-19 pandemic. Young people, particularly those attending from remote communities and their support people, will be prioritised.

Travel assistance:
For those organisations requiring financial or grant writing assistance with travel please indicate this in the Expression of Interest link above, we have Menzies researchers willing to help! Some ideas are:

  • Apply for a Quick Response Grant from the NT Government: https://nt.gov.au/community/community-grants-and-volunteers/community-grants/grants-for-young-people. This grant allows up to $500 for Individuals and $2000 for organisations to attend events that promote youth leadership. These grants open on the 1st of July 2021. Additionally, you can contact regional Youth Services Funding officers on the contact details listed on the website.
  • Approach local Land Councils or other school partners who are interested in developing strong leaders, who might be able to financially assist.

Other ways to get involved (including younger age groups): If your organisation cannot attend in person there are other ways to get involved. There will be a summit competition and live-streaming or recording options available. If you are interested please get in touch, so we can forward details once these have been finalised: josie.povey@menzies.edu.au

  • 26 Aug 2021
    27 Aug 2021
  • Day 1: 4-7pm | Day 2: 9am-5pm
  • Located in the John Mathews Building on the Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.
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