Domestic violence help
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Below is a list of youth support services, including youth mental health and counselling, youth education services, youth support groups, youth mentoring services and youth contact services. If you cannot find local youth support services for your area, there is a list of state and national youth support services at the bottom of this page, including those offering counselling, information and referral services.
Young House provides supported crisis accommodation for young people aged 15 to 25 years (with priority given to those under 20 years of age) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Young House operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Youth workers work to:
The Supported Housing Outreach and Tenancy (SHOT) program is for young people from 15 to 25 years of age who need housing support. Staff provide outreach to those living in AYSA’s six transitional houses, provided through the Southern Community Housing Association. Young people can stay in these houses for up to two years. SHOT youth workers help them access and engage in education, employment and training opportunities, setting them on the path towards financial independence.
This free early intervention program for young people aged 12 to 18 years helps to build bridges and foster new ties between young people and their families. It also strengthens their connections with the community, and improves their engagement with work, education and training. Through Reconnect, outreach youth workers provide mentoring, advocacy, case management, family mediation, leadership and confidence activities, camps, and referrals to specialist services such as family counselling. Young people aged 12 to 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and their families.
Albany Youth Outreach provides early intervention and support to at-risk young people commencing secondary education, up to 18 years of age. With referrals accepted from partner agencies and individuals, the program provides:
Priority is given to those with high support needs who are likely to have experienced multiple risks. The free and strictly confidential program is designed to prevent crises occurring in these young people’s lives.
headspace Albany supports young people 12 – 25 who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or substance use issues, and their family and friends.
headspace Albany is easy to access for young people and their families, with no referral required to use the services.
PLEASE NOTE: headspace Albany is moving some services to screen to screen and phone-based delivery, in line with the recommendations around keeping safe physical distance. Some counsellors will be starting work from home next week, and where possible they ask that everyone accessing support think about getting in touch via phone or video conferencing.
Amity Health offers mental health care services to young adults, adults throughout the Great Southern region. They can provide counselling to address emotional or behavioural challenges, anxiety, depression, stressful life events and any situation that may impact your mental well-being.
Albany PCYC exists so that disadvantaged children and young people at risk in the Albany area have a safe place to go – somewhere they feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.
The department of child protection and family support provide and fund a range of child safety and family support services throughout the state including mandatory reporting investigations and training, Working with Children Checks, fostering and adoption services, counselling and outreach programs, crisis accommodation, homelessness services, and emergency services support.
The DVassist counselling service is available Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, via free call 1800 080 083 to anyone living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia. We provide information and support for women, men and young people living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia experiencing family and domestic violence.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Kids Helpline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk to you. No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about.
QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.
1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service.
1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:
They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.