Drawing on their lived and technical experience, participants identified 3 key problem areas as being at the heart of the health and wellbeing challenges faced by young people in NSW:
To address these problem areas, participants were guided through the process of turning their ideas into viable solutions, to produce 4 distinct prototypes. These solutions were created by young people, for young people and are ready to be implemented in collaboration with Government, business or community partners.
An education program aimed at young adults to teach them about how the Australian healthcare system works, paired with an online healthcare management program to give young people more autonomy over how they access support.
A series of workshops aimed at young people aged between 16-25, to teach skills such as self-awareness of values and strengths and tools for looking after your own mental and physical well being.
An online platform for young people to find out what the key values of different businesses are and what their pathways are to meaningful employment.
A website that is tailored to help young Australians quickly and easily find information regarding what healthcare support is available to them, and what’s involved in accessing that support.
In the midst of a global pandemic, new ways of working and connecting were necessary. Following on from YLab’s Victorian online co-design challenge pilot, we refined the online co-design methodology, to better connect diverse young people in order to explore key issues, build solutions, and give them valuable transferable skills.
We recruited 7 diverse young people from across NSW and the ACT to participate in the challenge and be paid for their time.
To take part in 3 online workshops and conduct 11 phone interviews, based around YLab’s methodology for conducting online co-design.
During which they explored complex health and wellbeing issues and designed solutions to address them.
All the while increasing their confidence in skills for the future of work such as problem solving, teamwork and creative thinking
...Without ever being in the same room.
Participants were led through this process by YLab associates; young people aged 18-30 recruited based on their diverse lived experiences and disciplines and trained in consulting, co-design and skills for the future of work.
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Over the month of September, we at YLab ran a co-design challenge with young people from across NSW and the ACT. We explored the health and wellbeing challenges young people are currently facing, working with those affected to create 4 solutions!
To see our findings and check out the solutions, view the report here! (https://www.ylab.global/nsw-codesign-challenge).
If you’re interested in learning more about the challenge, the prototypes, or what we do at YLab, please get in touch. We’d love to create impact together.