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Orygen Youth Mental Health Advocacy Fellowship

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 5, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 27, 2021
Orygen Youth Mental Health logo
Orygen Youth Mental Health logo

The Orygen Global Youth Mental Health Advocacy Fellowship is a six-month virtual program for 10 young people from across the globe who are passionate about youth mental health and want to create change in the mental health landscape of their country.

The fellowship has been established to build the capacity, skills and voices of young people to create positive change in mental health awareness, policy and systems reform.

The fellowship is carried out through five Modes of Learning:
1. Education and training modules.
2. Mentoring.
3. Peer support.
4. Contact with leaders in global youth mental health.
5. Experiential learning.

Utilize This Offer

We would love to hear from you if you:
1. Are aged 17-30-years-old (at the time of application);
2. Self-identify as having lived experience of mental ill-health personally or through family members or friends; or have a specific interest or skill in youth mental health;
3. Are from anywhere in the world. We are especially keen to hear from people in low and middle- income countries;
4. Are able to challenge and offer suggestions for developing and implementing a variety of projects;
5. Have a clearly defined problem related to youth mental health you wish to address, a viable advocacy idea as to how you might approach it and the background and motivation needed to go forward; and
6. Have permission from your parent / guardian to participate in the fellowship if you are under 18 years old.

All fellowship material will be provided in English.

The fellowship is a 6-month program.

Fellows should aim to devote 8-10 hours of time each month to fellowship activities. This will vary from month to month but will include a combination of educational modules and individual or group-based work.

Between the modules the fellows will maintain contact via an online platform to network, collaborate and share information and resources. It is expected that fellows will participate regularly in these discussions.

Applications must be completed and received by Sunday 28 March 2021.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email or phone to organise an interview. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 05
Mar 05

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and this website!

Jill Langhus
Mar 06
Mar 06

Thanks, Ana.

Mar 14
Mar 14

Im sharing with my networks

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 14
Mar 14

Stay tuned here (Resources section).