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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.

YIC Deadly Hearts

The Deadly Hearts offers a range of recreation, diversion, education and sporting activities to all youth aged 5 – 11.       

?Skilled youth workers are available to provide case management support to individual young people who wish to improve their future pathways.

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Youth Involvement Council – Youth Accommodation Program

The Youth Accommodation Program (YAP) is a 24 hour crisis service that includes case management support to youths aged 15-25 who are referred as homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Residential Coordinators and Youth Workers work together with the young people to find safe accommodation or be reconciled back to their families or even to generate support plans that help build up their life skills and improve their pathways to a safe home through either secondary education, employment or training.

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Youth Involvement Council – Youth Centre

The YIC Youth Centre is a drop in centre that offers a range of recreation, diversion, education and sporting activities to all youth aged 12 – 17.

?Skilled youth workers are available to provide case management support to individual young people who wish to improve their future pathways.

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Youth Involvement Council – Deadly Hearts

The Deadly Hearts offers a range of recreation, diversion, education and sporting activities to all youth aged 5 – 11.

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Youth Involvement Council – Mungka Maya

Mungka Maya is YICs specialty space currently offering a range of programs and workshops throughout the year such as Mindfulness & Meditation, Rock & Water and Chill Skills to all youth aged from 5 – 17 years.

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HelpingMinds Port Hedland

HelpingMinds offers free support to the family and friends of people living with mental health challenges across WA. They offer free and confidential counselling to people who are supporting a family member or a friend living with mental health challenges, including:

  • Individual counselling appointments
  • In-school counselling for students aged 8-17
  • Phone counselling for people in regional and remote WA
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Headspace Pilbara

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. They deliver services and support to young people aged 12–25.
Headspace Pilbara have Youth Wellbeing Workers based in Newman, Port Hedland and Karratha. They are here to answer any questions or concerns you have about your mental health, drug and alcohol issues, general health, sexual health and relationships. 
To make an appointment, visit, call or email us to find a time that suits.
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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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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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