Nominations for IAYMH Executive Committee Now Open

The IAYMH was established in 2012 to assist in advocating and collaborating for the mental health needs of young people around the world – and is lead by volunteers who serve on its Executive Committee.

Given the recent adoption of a new Constitution, IAYMH is calling for nominations to establish a new Executive Committee – an exciting opportunity to drive the Association's direction and contribute to its important work, while expanding governance skills and  professional networks. 

The Executive Committee is comprised of 12 members – the IAYMH is seeking nominations for the positions of: 

  • President; 
  • Vice-Presidents – two; 
  • Secretary – only members who reside in Australia are eligible to be appointed to this post;
  • Treasurer – only members who reside in Australia are eligible to be appointed to this post; and 
  • Ordinary members – seven. 

View information on the roles and responsibilities of Executive Committee members here. To be eligible, nominees must be:

  • An IAYMH member;
  • Aged 18 years and over; and 
  • Willing to serve a full two-year term. 

The IAYMH aims for one third of Committee Members to be aged 18-25, with the group as a whole representative of the geographic diversity of the Association's membership. Committee Members are expected to attend quarterly meetings and sub-committee meetings as required, in person or remotely. 

Nomination Procedure

In accordance with the Constitution, nominations must be received within 14 days after the call for the nominations. 

If Nominating Yourself

Complete the nomination form and submit to Nick Fava via nick@iaymh.org by 5pm AEST Sunday 8 July 2018

If Nominating Another IAYMH Member

Identify a member you think would make a great IAYMH Executive Committee Member, then contact them to obtain their consent for nomination. Complete the nomination form for the position as the nominator, ask the nominee to sign the form, and submit to Nick Fava via nick@iaymh.org by 5pm AEST Sunday 8 July 2018

Election Process

If the nominations exceed the positions available, an election will be staged online in accordance with the Constitution, with further details provided to all members. 

If you have any queries with regard to the process above, please contact Nick Fava via nick@iaymh.org.