SYC

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)
  • Flourish
  • Gateway
  • Commissioner for Children’s Office
  • DHHS
  • 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
Resources

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.

Want to know more?
Joanna Siejka
Youth Network of Tasmania
ceo@ynot.org.au
Ph 03 6223 5511
Le-ella Doyle
Public Health Services, DHHS
le-ella.doyle@dhhs.tas.gov.au
Ph 03 6166 0642