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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.

PCYC – Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie PCYC exists so that disadvantaged children and young people at risk in the Kalgoorlie area have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.
The Centres programs are committed to supporting young people in the community by assisting with school participation, providing a safe place for young people to ‘hang out’ and by providing a number of activities in order to deter youth crime.
 
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Goldfields YMCA

The program aims to connect with children and young people to assist with improving their attendance at school.  
On the early childhood side, this program aims to improve young people’s school readiness, the level of parenting support they’re receiving, as well as their engagement, community engagement and access to readily available information.
Building Brighter Futures runs in two parts; the youth engagement side is run directly at the school for school-aged children, throughout regular school hours. The early years workshops are open to all parents with children aged 0-5, and these workshops are run in partnership with local organisations at varying locations.
 
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The Salvation Army – Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Crisis Accommodation Service

At Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Crisis Accommodation we provide crisis accommodation and support for 15-24 year olds, including: 
• Emergency, overnight and short-term supported accommodation for up to 3 months
• Regular and ongoing support to young people and families
• An opportunity to learn independent living skills and self-development
• A safe environment that fosters personal growth
• Information and referral service to young people and their families
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YMCA – Aspire

A free health, lifestyle and engagement program for 13 – 17 year old girls, which addresses key issues girls in that age bracket encounter in daily life (e.g. body image issues, nutrition, peer pressure etc). At the end of this program they do a ‘Heal Pamper Workshop’ where we get a whole range of providers come through and volunteer their time to do the girls’ nails, beauty, massage, hair – the whole works! It’s a celebration day for young girls as well as a chance to gain access to providers in the local community and assisting with obtaining new networking and support options

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YMCA – Building Brighter Futures

This program aims to improve young people’s school readiness, the level of parenting support they’re receiving, as well as their engagement, community engagement and access to readily available information. Building Brighter Futures runs in two parts; the youth engagement side is run directly at the school for school-aged children, throughout regular school hours. The early years workshops are open to all parents with children aged 0-5, and these workshops are run in partnership with local organisations at varying locations.

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Police and Community Youth Centre Kalgoorlie

The Centres programs are committed to supporting young people in the community by assisting with school participation, providing a safe place for young people to ‘hang out’ and by providing a number of activities in order to deter youth crime.

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Accommodation Service

KBYAS offers a 24-hour service to young people aged 15-24 years and their families, in order to provide:

  • Emergency, overnight and short-term supported accommodation for up to 3 months for homeless young people and youth at risk.
  • Regular and ongoing support to young people and families.
  • An opportunity to learn independent living skills and self-development..
  • An environment that is conducive to change.
  • Information and referral service to young people and their families.
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headspace Kalgoorlie

If you ever feel that you:
• are feeling down or stressed or worried
• can’t deal with school, bullying or struggling with friendships
• want to talk about contraception, sexual health, sexuality, identity or relationships, drinking or drug use
Headspace Kalgoorlie is a safe place where you can come to have a yarn about any of these issues. They provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25.
Would you like to book in with Headspace Kalgoorlie? If so, please download and complete their referral form  and return it to them via email. Our services are free!

Headspace Kalgoorlie provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25. The provide the following services:

  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Work and study
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Doctor (GP)
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Goldfields Rehabilitation Services Inc – Sexual Assault Counselling Support Services

Sexual violence can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. It can affect relationships and can impact on a person’s sense of self- worth. SACSS Goldfields provides counselling to anybody 13 years of age and over who has been sexually assaulted or sexually abused.All SACSS Goldfields services are free and confidential and include:

  • 24 hour crisis intervention for people who have been sexually assaulted within the last 10 days.
  • Counselling and support for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse
  • Up to date information about sexual assault and sexual abuse and
  • Promotional material to improve community awareness of sexual assault and abuse
  • This service is available for women and men who have experienced sexual violence
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Centrecare Kalgoorlie – Goldfields Youth Support Services

Centrecare’s Goldfields Youth Support Services aims to develop your social skills and enhance life skills and self-esteem. With increased resiliency you will be better placed to cope with and manage adverse situations in your life, consequently making a positive change for yourself.A youth worker can visit you in your home, school, community or somewhere of your choice, to talk and help you sort things out. It is a free service.

The youth worker can also:

  • provide meaningful activities that engage young people and their families
  • provide informal counselling and mentoring through role modelling
  • strengthen the relationships of young people and their families
  • encourage family responsibility, ownership and involvement
  • develop young people’s pro-social skills, recreational skills and self-esteem
  • encourage inclusivity
  • promote connection to the community
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Anglicare WA – Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service

The Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service aims to reduce the devastating effects of sexual abuse on children through counselling and support, providing them with strategies that enable them to be safe and establish non-abusive relationships in their future.

The service assists children to manage trauma and educates them about social skills and strategies that enable them to be safe and establish non-abusive relationships. It also teaches parents to recognise the symptoms and effects of sexual abuse against children and how to provide support for their child’s healing.

Counselling is available for children and their non-offending family members. This includes:

  • Children up to the age of 18 who have suffered sexual abuse
  • Children up to the age of 18 who are exhibiting sexualised behaviours
  • Children up to the age of 18 who have committed sexual abuse against others
  • Non-offending siblings and carers who have been affected by the sexual abuse or behaviour of a child who has been referred to the service
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State and National Youth Support Services Services

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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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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