As a contributor to both WH&Y and the Young & Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University, Skye Tasker works closely with young people to better understand their digital health practices, and explore how best to include them in the design of digital health innovations.
Skye is also a tireless supporter of The Girls Refuge, an organisation that provides short-term, crisis accommodation to girls and non-binary people aged 13 to 17 years, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This year, her ongoing efforts to cultivate a safe, authentic and humanising environment for the young people using the service have been recognised with a nomination in the NSW Youth Work Awards. The awards are an initiative of Youth Action, the peak organisation representing young people and youth services in NSW.
With characteristic humility, Skye told the Young & Resilient team:
“It’s not a job you do for recognition. Youth work is such a collective experience and responsibility, and I work in an amazing team. I would’ve preferred for our service to have been nominated, rather than just an individual, but it’s a lovely recognition”.