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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.

Youth Focus Bunbury

Youth Focus delivers frontline services and education programs which aim to reduce symptoms associated with suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm, and build long-term mental wellbeing to help young people reach their full potential.
 
Services provided:
• Youth Counselling
• Education
• Group-based Therapy
• Mentoring
• Young Men’s Project
• Managing Anxiety
 
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Waratah – Children’s Domestic Violence Service

Waratah Children’s Domestic Violence Service (CDV) is designed to offer services to help children, young people and their families heal from the harmful psychological, emotional and social effects of domestic violence and abuse.
 
The service provides free, specialised counselling, support and therapeutic intervention services for:
• Children, young people and their families, who have witnessed or experienced family and domestic violence
• Children, young people and their families who are in circumstances where violence has occurred, or is likely to occur, in an intimate familial relationship
 
For out of hours help, advice and counselling 1800 737 732 
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St John of God – Horizon House

Horizon House provides long term accommodation and support if you are currently experiencing or are at serious risk of homelessness so you can access education, training and employment opportunities.  
 
Services Provided:
• Stable accommodation
• Counselling and support
• Supported links to specialist appointments
• Individualised case management 
• A life skills program
Eligibillity:
• Homeless or at serious risk of homelessness
• Aged 16 to 22 years old
•  Willing to work towards receiving a wage or obtaining Centrelink payments
• Willing to contribute towards their share of rent and utilities
• Willing to participate in daily activities as agreed in their individual support plan for example school, work (voluntary), courses and counselling
• Prepared to abide by the no smoking rule
• No current significant issues with alcohol and/or substance abuse.
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Relationships WA – Bunbury

Relationships WA Bunbury provide relationship education courses, including:

  • Communication in Relationships
  • Healthy Conflict in Relationships
  • Parenting After Seperation
  • Self Worth – An Introduction
  • Stepfamilies: An Introduction
  • Supporting Your Anxious Child
  • Understanding Angry Emotions
  • Communication in Relationships
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Dads and Daughters
  • Fathering after Separation
  • Healthy Conflict in Relationships
  • Managing Anger (Men)
  • Parenting after Separation
     
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PCYC – Bunbury

Bunbury PCYC exists so that disadvantaged children and young people at risk in the Bunbury area have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.
Bunbury PCYC is located in the heart of Bunbury’s sporting precinct, Hay Park, and has access to an abundance of resources. Bunbury PCYC provides a range of structured activities in a safe and controlled environment and caters to all ages within the community. The Centre offers a large range of recreational activities, accredited training and youth programs for young people of all ages.
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Lamp Inc

Lamp offers a wide variety of community-based services, supporting people with mental illness as well as their families, friends and carers to ensure an inclusive quality lifestyle and recovery process.
 
Services include:
• Day To Day Living Skills
• Community Education and Training Program
• Carer Support and Carer Respite Services
• Housing Support
• Youth Services
• One to One Support
• Partners in Recovery
• NDIS
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headspace Bunbury

If you are 12 to 25 and going through a tough time headspace Bunbury is here to help. Health professionals in headspace Centres around Australia can help with mental and physical health, alcohol and other drugs, and work and study. Visits are free and confidential.

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Bunbury

The child and adolescent program provides assessment, treatment and support for children and adolescents up to 18 years of age with severe and persistent mental health disorders and/or self harming/suicidal ideations and/or behaviours, as well as assistance for their family/carers

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AccordWest – Bunyap House

Located on Forest Avenue, Bunbury, Bunyap House helps young people enjoy the feeling of having a place to call ‘home’, giving them the opportunity to gain life skills, have a crack at washing, cooking and a bit of cleaning while receiving support for school or other education. With room for six, Bunyap House is a discrimination free zone.

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State and National Youth Support Services Services

Youth Crisis and Emergency Services

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.

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Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
 
• All young people are treated with respect
• All young people can choose the gender of the counsellor they speak to
• Young people are able to access the same counsellor if they wish to call back
No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about, including but not limited to: 
• Mental Health
• Physical Health
• Safety & Abuse
• Relationships & Sex
• Life issues
• Family & friends
• School & work
• eSafety
 
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Start Out

Start Out is an organisation which aims to support people of diverse sexualities and genders, eradicate discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ community, and educate the wider community on the effects of discrimination and exclusion on LGBTQ+ youth. 
Service offered is a peer Role Model to act as a mentor and personal support. 
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Youth Legal Service

Youth Legal Service is a not-for-profit organisation providing free legal services to children and young people (under 25 years of age) across Western Australia. 
 
Youth Legal Service provides legal advice in the following areas:
 
• Criminal Matters – legal advice on all criminal matters and traffic offences
• Motor Vehicle Accidents – legal advice and casework to establish liability and negotiate with insurers or claimants
• Contract Law – legal advice on establishing the capacity to contract, contractual obligations and unconscionable contracts
• Leaving Home – advice on legal rights and responsibilities and accessing personal belongings and papers
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Victim Support Service

The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers. Services available to victims of crime include:

  • Counselling and Support
  • Providing information and referrals to other support services
  • Helping victims write a victim impact statement
  • Preparing and supporting victims during a court case
  • Helping victims obtain information on the status of police investigations
  • Providing support when making an application for a restraining order
  • Providing information about criminal injuries compensation
  • Helping victims understand their rights within the criminal justice system
  • Providing information on the status of convicted offenders in WA, through the Victim Notification Register
 
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eheadspace

eheadspace offers online and telephone mental health support to young people aged 12-25 years and their families or friends. Young people may contact eheadspace if they need advice, are worried about their mental health or are feeling isolated or alone. eheadspace is not a crisis service
 
How eheadspace can help:
• If you are feeling down
• If you are feeling stressed
• If you are being bullied
• If you have concerns about drugs and alcohol
• Getting along with your family and friends
• Romantic relationships
• Questions about sex
• Questions about gender and who you are attracted to
• Getting advice about helping a friend
• Anything you want to talk about!
 
Group chats allow you to connect with other people like you. Led by a headspace professional, group chats explore a range of helpful topics.
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DVassist Telephone Counselling Service

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.

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Kidshelpline

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.

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Qlife

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.

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1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service.

1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Suicide Call Back

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Suicide Call Back Service services include telephone chat services, online chat and video chat.

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