Members Statement: Yuroke Youth Advosory Council

Ms SPENCE: As this year draws to a close, I would also like to thank members of the Yuroke Youth Advisory Council for their work throughout 2019. This year, the group chose to focus on mental health. They met with community leaders and developed a wellness zine and a mental health survey that produced more than 260 responses, and in doing so they have made a real difference and developed a variety of valuable skills. This week in Parliament they were able to meet with the Minister for Youth and the Minister for Mental Health to present their report and discuss the findings of their survey and what they have collectively learned this year. I thank both ministers for taking the time to meet with the council members. I am incredibly proud of the youth council and the work they have done this year, and I look forward to many council members returning to join next year’s group.