Youth Council

Share your experience to improve our health service

Who we are

The Youth Council is made up of young people (aged 13-24 years) who want to make positive changes within our services.  The Council meets every two months to share ideas and work to improve how we deliver care.

The Youth Council is made up of volunteer young people and staff. We work in consultation and partnership to ensure your voice is embedded in all that we do.


The Youth Council supports Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to shape the future experiences of patients, families and community members accessing its services.

The Youth Council:

  •  Acts as a youth advisory body to the SCHN
    • Provide young person’s perspectives on issues, initiatives, and key health priorities
    • Provide a forum to review documents, strategies, initiatives, incidents or events and make recommendations to enhance the patient and family experience
    • Advise on the orientation, training, mentoring and support requirements of Young Patient, Family and Community Representatives partnering with SCHN.
  • Provides the young person’s voice on health issues, needs and concerns of people accessing health services, and matters referred by other committees and departments.
  • Promotes the goals of the Network to help children and young people live their healthiest lives possible.

Download the Youth Council Terms of Reference.

What we want to achieve

We are committed to patient and family centred care and involving a diverse range of young people to help shape the future of our services.

If you think you might want to join the SCHN Youth Council, please complete this survey to tell us a bit more about yourself and one of our team members will be in touch.

Download the SCHN Youth Council poster

We want to know what is important to you and how we can make your experience better. The Youth Council provides an opportunity for young people to tell us what we are doing well, but also what we can do better.

For more information, please email us at