Paige Thurlow-Want joined the MYST team as a youth worker in 2018. She has a Certificate IV in Youth Work, is an accredited mental health first aider, teen mental health first aid facilitator, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Youth Work.
In 2022, Paige was appointed the position of Youth Team and Program Manager. In addition to leading the Youth Team, she is also hands on in running programs and activities such as Drop-In, RAGE, STEPS and breakfast club throughout the mountains. She is also responsible for planning major events such as youth week activities, along with other local services to ensure that these fun days bring young people and their families together.
Paige feels the true reward of being a Youth Worker is supporting young people to reach their goals and see them achieve their best possible outcome, despite any challenges they may have faced.
Looking forward, Paige would like to bring more engaging events and programs to the youth of the Blue Mountains, and ensure all young people in the community can access support, to help them build skills they need through the programs she facilitates.
Oh, and who said you can’t eat crackers with fancy cheese and red frogs?