Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council
The Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council (MPYAC) comprises young people aged between 12 and 25 who live, work, or study in Mosman Park or are already an active member of the Mosman Park community.
These young people initiate and develop programs and are part of the decision making process for the needs of young people in the local and broader community. Meetings are held from 5pm at the Council Administration Centre on the first Thursday of each month.
New members are always welcome!
Download a MPYAC registration form or for further details on how you can get involved contact the Community Development Team on 9384 1633, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the MPYAC on Facebook! Visit: www.facebook.com/MPYAC
Upcoming Children and Youth Events
The Town of Mosman Park host a range of children and youth events throughout the year. To find out more about what’s happening, please see the Events page or sign up to our e-newsletter (at the very bottom of this page).
Enquiries regarding youth events at the Town of Mosman Park can be directed to the Community Development Team on 9384 1633.
Youth Encouragement Grants
The grants are an exciting youth initiative offered by the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council (MPYAC) and are available to youth between the ages of 12 and 24 inclusive who live or study in Mosman Park or actively participate in the Mosman Park community.
Not only for high achievers, these grants are aimed at assisting young people to reach the goals they have set for themselves and the money can be put towards a variety of areas including tuition, coaching and purchasing specialised equipment.
Please visit the Grants and Funding page for more information.
Child Health Centre, Immunisations and Parenting Programs
Child Health Services for Town of Mosman Park residents are provided at the Peppermint Grove Child Health Centre located at The Grove Precinct, 1 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove. Clinic Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. Tel: 9286 8669
The Child Health Centre is located in The Grove Precinct, next to the Community Centre and Library. This centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4:30pm and offers universal child health checks and developmental assessments at 8 weeks, 4 months, 12 months and 2 years.
The Town of Mosman Park in conjunction with Child and Adolescent Community Health runs a free immunisation clinic on the 1st Wednesday of every month (except January) from 9.30am to 12.30pm, in The Grove Community Centre. All Childhood immunisations are available as per the WA Immunisation Schedule, are free and no appointment is necessary. For enquiries please call 9321 1312.
Child Health Nurses also hold a ‘Drop in’ clinic for new parents in Community Centre every Wednesday morning from 9am to 11am. Open to all parents (and children under 4) who would like to come and speak to a nurse and have any questions answered or have their babies weighed. Wednesday afternoons in the community centre are for New Parent Groups which are run in four week cycles and cover topics such as sleep settling, breast feeding and adapting to the changes and challenges of parenting.
Targeted and specialist programs are also offered and run in the Community Centre on a periodic basis. These education programs are for parents who would like to learn more about getting their baby to sleep, how and when to introduce solid foods and toddler information sessions (12 to 18months) on such things as toilet training, sleep, nutrition and understanding toddler behaviour.
For more information about these programs please phone Child Health on 9286 8669 or 9347 6900.
Nature Play WA
If you’re a parent looking for ideas on how to get your children more involved in outdoor activities in Western Australia, make sure you visit this fantastic new website: www.natureplaywa.org.au.
The site has a range of ideas for activities and adventures – in your backyard, around your neighbourhood, and across Perth and Western Australia.
There are many reasons why kids should make the move from the TV or computer room to the outdoors. Your kids will be happier and healthier doing things together and they’ll be having fun.
Research undertaken around the world indicates there are real benefits for children being involved in nature.
Such research indicates that:
- Children benefit from appropriate risk-taking during outdoor play, by helping them refine their motor skills and gain confidence in being physically active
- Older children who spend more time outside tend to be more physically active and less likely to be overweight, and
- School gardens positively affect children’s learning and behaviour, and that students involved in gardening develop a better school attitude, student bonding and teamwork.
Richard Louv Chair and Co-founder of the Child and Nature Network believes part of the problem is the rise in popularity of computer games and television. But he also points out that because of things such as ‘stranger danger’ and sensationalist media reporting, many parents might be scared to let their children take part in traditional outdoor activities such as bushwalking, camping and excursions.
Visit www.natureplaywa.org.au for some fantastic suggestions and start planning your next outdoor adventure now.