Being is an international mental health initiative, working toward a world where young people feel well and thrive. It is hosted by Grand Challenges Canada in partnership with Fondation Botnar, United for Global Mental Health, Global Affairs Canada and The UK’s Department of Health and Social Care using UK aid through the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). Being is working with young people to improve their mental wellbeing through research and innovative youth-focused approaches to create positive, lasting change in local communities and beyond.
Call for Youth Advisors and People With Lived Experience Advisors!
Being is looking for Youth and People With Lived Experience (PWLE) Advisors to support Being in prioritizing and including the diverse perspectives of young people and PWLE in Being’s activities and initiatives.
Being is seeking to recruit two distinct advisory groups:
- One diverse group of Youth-led (majority of leadership aged 18 to 30) global mental health sector organizations, networks, coalitions, dedicated to representing the voices of young people (ages 10-24); and
- One diverse group of PWLE-led global mental health sector organizations, networks, coalitions, dedicated to representing PWLE, including young people with lived experience.
Groups and networks that represent a diversity of young people and PWLE in one or more of 13 priority countries will be prioritized for participation, including Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Romania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Vietnam. National-level groups and grassroots organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Advisors will be compensated for their contributions to Being.
The deadline to apply be a part of the Youth Advisory Group or People With Lived Experience Advisory Group is Thursday, December 8th, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. EST.
If you have any questions, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.