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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.

Parkerville Services – Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic

This is a Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Service, providing specialised services to families who have been affected by child sexual abuse. The service is available to:

  • Children, young people and adults who have experienced child sexual abuse
  • Children, young people and adults who have been affected by child sexual abuse
  • Children and young people who are at risk of, or who have engaged in inappropriate sexualised behaviour

Comprehensive assessments are provided for each client to enable the development of an individualised treatment plan. Interventions are targeted at:

  • Reducing trauma symptoms
  • Improving self esteem and resilience
  • Promoting healthy relationships and appropriate sexual behaviours
  • Supporting parents and carers to better protect and support children and young people
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Avon Community Services – Youth Services

ACS deliver 2 programs throughout the Wheatbelt that are aimed at young people who are At Risk. The programs focus on the education of young people about the Effects of Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco, Social & Emotional Well-being, Sexual Education & Connection to Country & Community. ACS also offer a mentoring service for young people,delivered in a Case Management Model that offers low level support for young people needing some guidance.

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PCYC – Northam

Northam PCYC exists so that children and young people at risk in the Northam area have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.

Northam PCYC is an integral part of the local community delivering programs and activities not available anywhere else in the region. The Centre works closely with schools, community groups, the WA Police and other agencies to provide a variety of activities each week to cater for young peoples needs.

Northam PCYC caters to young people within the community by providing structured social and sporting activities in a safe and controlled environment and relies on community support and a loyal base of volunteers for the successful running of its activities.

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Family Access Services

When parents are separated, and support is needed to facilitate visits with the parent whom the child does not live with, Family Access Services provides a professional, non- judgemental supervised child access service. Family Access Services are able to work with complex and high-risk cases, including those involving domestic violence, with confidence and sensitivity.

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Victim Support and Child Witness Service Northam

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

The Child Witness Service is a voluntary and free service available to children under 18 years of age who are to give evidence to a court. Trained staff can assist with:

  • Accessing services such as counselling, police, legal, medical and other relevant services
  • Working with the WA Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions and providing the child with up to date information as a matter progresses through the court system
  • Preparing a child for giving evidence in court and providing in court support
  • Helping a child to prepare a victim impact statement.
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State and National Youth Support Services

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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eheadspace

eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.

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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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Youth Legal Service

Youth Legal Service is a not-for-profit organisation providing free legal services to children and young people across Western Australia.

Children and young people can access our legal advice line during office hours, for the cost of a local telephone call or call our free 1800 number.

They can offer advice in:

  • Legal rights and responsibilities and accessing personal belongings and papers.
  • Legal advice on all criminal matters and traffic offences for children and young people under 25 years of age, for offences within Western Australia.
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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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