YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Change the world, not your body size.
The Youth Advisory Council aims to amplify the voices of young people aged between 15-24, and to take action to make changes in ways that will improve the body image of young people in Australia.
MEET THE TEAM
2022/23 Youth Advisory Council
A year 11 student in Victoria who is passionate about seeing real action and results on key issues surrounding Body Image in young people, and to break the oppressive cycle of silence that surrounds it.
A Year 10 student from Victoria, Rhea’s passion for nutrition and eating disorder advocacy was spurred from seeing her community silently suffer, without being able to create tangible change.
Alongside Angus, Rhea is co-leading Harvard STRIPED’s advocacy in Australia to ban the use of muscle-building supplements and diet pills for adolescents and hopes the BCC Youth Advisory Committee will be able to provide youth a platform in which to contribute to change in Australian nutrition education.
A year 10 student from Victoria who is eager to create awareness and make change within the community around the harms of diet culture and the way to work towards body acceptance.
A TAFE student from Perth who is studying mental health peer work. Zavier advocates around disordered eating within trans and gender-diverse community, and is passionate about increasing community prevention and support for young people with eating disorders.
WHAT WE DO
Advocacy and action to improve body image
SUPPORTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA
We love our socials. Let's figure out ways to make sure it is good for us, and use these opportunities to connect and share more accurate information online.
SKIP THE SUPPLEMENTS
Weight loss and muscle building supplements are harmful to young people. Let's take action to ensure that what gets sold is safe and effective so no one gets hurt.
We encourage and support membership to include those who reside in regional and remote locations around Australia, those without heteronormative or gender binary experiences, those who identify as disabled or neurodiverse, individuals of colour, individuals who identify as Aboriginal or as a Torres Strait Islanders, and those who represent varying body shape, size and appearances – particularly those who have experienced weight stigma.
JOIN THE YOUTH TEAM
The Body Confident Collective Youth Advisory Council aims to amplify the voices of young people, and take action to make change in ways that will improve the body image of the future of Australia. Members collaborate together to work towards a shared advocacy goal. Alongside this, each youth member engages in their own Changemaker project where they are mentored and supported by our BCC health professionals and researchers. Membership lasts for 12 months.
If you're aged between 15-24 we would love to hear from you! Join us to share your ideas, and work together for a brighter future.
WHO WE'RE WORKING WITH
BODY IMAGE MOVEMENT
The Embrace Kids film and The Embrace Hub
[Strategic Prevention and Research Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders]