Youth Advisory Council


What is the Youth Advisory Council? 


The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of up to 12 people aged 12 – 24 years old, who are eligible to use any of our services or have used our services within the last five years, this includes: 

  • Have been patients at Perth Children’s Hospital
  • Visited our child development service or school nurse
  • Accessed our mental health services
  • Are eligible to access any of the above services.

The main duties of the Council are to provide: 

  • Advice from a young person’s perspective including seeking feedback from other young people
  • Feedback on the information we provide to the public
  • Thoughts on experiences of other consumers (e.g. complaints)
  • Input on how we deliver our services. 
 Photo of Daniel Staer  

A word from YAC Chair – Daniel Staer

The YAC has continued to transition with a new focus and approach focusing on the whole of CAHS. We are hoping to encourage additional youth participation by visiting service locations and hearing patient experiences. YAC remains a unique asset of the health system – we are the kids, doing it for the kids!

Last Updated: 25/06/2020