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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.
This facility offers a large range of youth oriented programs, workshops, events and activities every week and throughout the year. Featuring a multi-purpose building, the youth hub is a youth friendly zone and a safe place where young people can develop new skills, enhance existing abilities and socialise with peers.
safeSPACE is PCYC’s core Diversionary Program for vulnerable children and young people at risk.
Operating as an After School Hours Program provides young people with a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and take part in fun activities.
When children and young people live too far to walk to a Centre, the PCYC can provide transport to safeSPACE sessions, collecting them and taking them home at the end of the session, providing healthy snacks and dinner before transporting them home.
A huge range of activities are offered at safeSPACE Programs, from basketball to skating, bike riding, arts and crafts, cooking, and help with homework, as well as a chance to hang out with friends in a safe, supportive environment.
As well as entertaining children and young people, the safeSPACE Program plays a vital role keeping them safe. As young people build relationships with PCYC staff and trust them to talk to, this provides an avenue for PCYC to refer to other agencies and services that can help with further issues such as their mental health, family violence and drug abuse.
The Carnarvon PCYC offers out of school care, vacation care and youth holiday activities which aims to engage young people by providing them with a safe space to engage in activities before and after school, on weekends and during school holidays. Young people have the opportunity to attend and participate in a range of activities in a safe and secure environment. If needed, they also have access to Youth Workers and WA PCYC employees who can help identify their needs and either work with them to address them, or refer them to other agencies and services for the appropriate support. WA PCYC Out of School Care activities provide young people with a place to meet and the opportunity to try new activities. We aim to improve relationships between youth and the community by providing youth activities that focus on increasing participants’ communication skills and their ability to work as a team.
Joblink Midwest is a non-for-profit organisation providing a range of services to relieve poverty in the Midwest and Gascoyne region. The Joblink Midwest Jobs & Skills Centre use a range of career profiling tools including Career Builder, a question and answer based program easily completed in less than 60 minutes. One of our qualified Career Development Officers will also assist you in developing an action plan based around the career options that best suit your personality.
The Central West Mental health Service provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for people with mental health problems. The services include clinical programs such as
Their preferred referral method is through your General Practitioner but their are other options such as:
|HelpingMinds offers free and confidential counselling to young people who are supporting a family member or a friend living with mental health challenges, including:
Appointments can be made by calling the HelpingMinds office.
|The service provides direct services to the target groups to deal effectively with the effects of the harm caused by child sexual abuse in families and communities (including trauma, guilt, pain, fear and other damaging personal and interpersonal effects), and to prevent child sexual abuse from recurring. This program focuses on supporting all Australians including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families living in the Gascoyne region who have been affected by the trauma of child sexual abuse, family domestic Violence /or family violence.|
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.
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.
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.
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.