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

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
Ph 03 6223 5511
Le-ella Doyle
Public Health Services, DHHS
Ph 03 6166 0642