Bigger Than This
Are you aged 15–25? Are you keen to see an end to racism, and willing to stand up and try to do something about it?
If you answered yes, then apply now to be a part of the Bigger Than This – Anti-Racism Youth Working Group.
What's the project?
We know that racism harms people. When it’s experienced by children or young people, it can negatively impact on physical and mental health outcomes as well as ongoing development right throughout life.
The Bigger Than This project wants to change that – by reducing race-based discrimination in schools and helping improve the health and wellbeing of all racially diverse young people.
This project is a collaboration between the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) and VicHealth, and is part of VicHealth’s Future Healthy initiative, which aims to support social cohesion and mental health.
What is the role of the BTT Working Group?
The primary role of the Bigger Than This (BTT) Youth Working Group is to provide advice to VEOHRC and VicHealth on the design, development and delivery of a school-based anti-racism and mental wellbeing program with the intention to:
- build a better understanding of the harmful impacts of racism on young people’s mental health and wellbeing;
- reduce racism among students in secondary schools in Victoria;
- empower young people who experience racism to take action; and
- contribute to a culture of safety for racially diverse students in schools.
BTT Youth Working Group members will discuss and review the overall development of the program activities and will also be involved in the evaluation of the program.
What time commitment is required?
The BTT Youth Working Group will meet several times in 2022–2023. One of these meetings will be held as a workshop in Melbourne. The Commission will cover travel and accommodation costs associated with any meetings as required.
Working group members will be responsible in contributing to tasks and ideas for meetings ahead of time and will be expected to actively engage during these meetings. The Commission may seek out-of-session advice from the BTT Youth Working Group or from individual members.
Applications open: Tuesday 6 September 2022
Applications close: 11.59pm Friday 30 September 2022
Successful nominees contacted by email: Friday 7 October 2022
First workshop in Melbourne: mid-October 2022
How do I apply?
Applications closed at 11.59pm Friday 30 September 2022