AN ARTS centre, more sports facilities and help with finding support when needed most were ideas pitched by Fraser Coast's young people to help others like them.

The brainstorming session, held at the Hervey Bay PCYC on Tuesday and attended by about 30 people aged between 12 and 25, will be used to help draft together the Queensland Government's Youth Strategy.

The Youth Strategy is aimed at improving the social and economic outcomes of the targeted age bracket across the state.

Maryborough's Natasha Keenan, aged 24, said she wanted children of people with mental health problems to be better supported by the community.

She said it would be great if kids could be taught the difference between normal behaviour and that which is abnormal.

Urangan State High School Year 11 student Julia Hill said a new arts performance centre in Hervey Bay would help inspire students to get more creative.

A skating rink has been suggested
A skating rink has been suggested Sarah Harvey

While others called for more sporting facilities, such as skating rinks and rock climbing walls, headspace's Ruth Hillman Booth said the most popular suggestion was a fully compiled list of all services offered by Fraser Coast-based organisations.

YOUTH IDEAS

  • Better support for kids with mental health
  • New arts performance centre in Hervey Bay
  • Skating rink
  • Rock climbing wall

What ideas do you have to improve facilities for the youth on the Fraser Coast?

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