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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.
Wunan manages the Child & Parent Centres (CPCs) in Kununurra & Halls Creek in partnership with the WA Department of Education.
Research shows that 90 per cent of a child’s brain develops by the age of three. So clearly the experiences children have during this time impact on their success at school and in later life. Child & Parent Centres support families as they begin to lay the foundations for their children’s development and learning habits.
The Kununurra & Halls Creek CPCs offer a range of activities for children and families, including:
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:
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:
The Save the Children Late Night Chilling Space provides a safe space with culturally appropriate recreational activities and workshops to support at risk young people to develop life skills, pro-social behaviours and cultural values. Particularly vulnerable young people are encourgaed to attend weekly Boy’s and Girl’s Dinners, where they can develop skills and discuss sensitive topics in a safe and supportive environment.
The Save the Children Night Patrol provides transport home or to another safe place. The Night Patrol is staffed by a team of local Aboriginal people with strong ties to the community and a working knowledge of complex family networks.
YoungMinds is a program to assist families living in the Kimberley.
The program is aimed at children 0-18 years, who are experiencing emotional difficulties in their lives or are at risk of developing mental health issues.
The service provides free, practical counselling and support for young people and families for up to 12 months, introducing coping skills and how to develop your individual strengths
The Boab Health Youth Counselling program provides individual counselling and family support for young people living in Kununurra. To be eligible for counselling the young person must be 11 to 18 years old, at risk of developing a mental health condition and be enrolled at a Kununurra school. Our youth counselling service utilises effective and appropriate youth specific modalities, a range of creative therapeutic engagement tools, as well as relevant group based options to compliment the individual based services.
The free service is designed for young people who are 12-18 years old and their parents or carers who are frustrated or experiencing conflict.
The Parent and Adolescent Counselling Service provides:
The Kutjungka Youth Social and Emotional Well Being and Crisis Prevention Service provides counselling, psychosocial education and other community activities to enhance the wellbeing of young people.
The Kimberley Sexual Abuse Prevention and Support Service offers free counselling to child and adult victims of sexual abuse and assault. Counselling takes place in a safe environment, where victims are able to comfortably work through trauma with highly qualified counsellors.
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.
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.
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.
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.