What is SYC?
The Statewide Youth Collaborative Group (SYC) is a forum for cross-sector collaboration that responds to issues affecting young people’s health and wellbeing in Tasmania.
The role of SYC is:
- To network and build capacity within the youth sector;
- To share information at meetings and between meetings via an email network;
- To undertake collaborative projects that work towards resolving issues affecting young people
- To act as a consultative group to government and the broader sector
Who is involved?
SYC is co-chaired by Population Health - Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) and includes representation from the Community Sector, DHHS and a range of other state and federal government departments. Members come from both policy and operational areas, all three areas of the state are represented and many members have state-wide responsibilities.
The following government agencies and organisations are currently represented on SYC:
- Youth Network of Tasmania (also representing Tasmanian Youth Forum)
Representation from the three Regional Coordinating Groups:
- Northern Youth Coordinating Committee (NYCC)
- North West Action for Youth (NWAY) and
- Youth Action Priorities (YAP)
Representation from existing peak organisations or representative groups:
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Council (Tas) (ATDC),
- Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
- Youth Health fund (YHF)
- Commissioner for Children’s Office
- Population Health
- Children and Youth Services
- Youth Health Services
- Housing Tasmania
- Sexual Health Service
- Department of Premier and Cabinet – Community Development Division
- Department of Police and Emergency Management
- Department of Education
- Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations
The Statewide Youth Group (SYC) has produced a number of resources including a Guide to Information Dissemination in the Youth Sector, Top Ten Tips for Consulting with Young People and a Mental Health Referral Guide for Young People in Tasmania. These can be found on our Resources page.
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