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Helping Young People Engage (HYPE) is an early intervention community initiative established in Broome in 2003. The program is designed to reduce young people’s presence in public spaces at night, reduce young people’s contact with the juvenile justice system, promote young people’s connection to their community and improve the overall wellbeing of young people.
HYPE operates on Friday and Saturday nights until late, engaging young people who are located on the streets at night during peak times of anti-social behaviour. The program operates out of a bus that patrols public areas of Broome where young people are known to hang out. Staff engage with young people at these sites, develop positive and respectful relationships and make sure that the young people are transported to a safe space. HYPE also supports the Chilling Space program, ensuring that participants are safely transported home from the nights activities.
Amity Health offers mental health care services to young adults, adults throughout the Great Southern region. They can provide counselling to address emotional or behavioural challenges, anxiety, depression, stressful life events and any situation that may impact your mental well-being.
Albany Youth Outreach provides early intervention and support to at-risk young people commencing secondary education, up to 18 years of age. With referrals accepted from partner agencies and individuals, the program provides:
Priority is given to those with high support needs who are likely to have experienced multiple risks. The free and strictly confidential program is designed to prevent crises occurring in these young people’s lives.
The Supported Housing Outreach and Tenancy (SHOT) program is for young people from 15 to 25 years of age who need housing support. Staff provide outreach to those living in AYSA’s six transitional houses, provided through the Southern Community Housing Association. Young people can stay in these houses for up to two years. SHOT youth workers help them access and engage in education, employment and training opportunities, setting them on the path towards financial independence.
This free early intervention program for young people aged 12 to 18 years helps to build bridges and foster new ties between young people and their families. It also strengthens their connections with the community, and improves their engagement with work, education and training. Through Reconnect, outreach youth workers provide mentoring, advocacy, case management, family mediation, leadership and confidence activities, camps, and referrals to specialist services such as family counselling. Young people aged 12 to 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and their families.
headspace Albany supports young people 12 – 25 who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or substance use issues, and their family and friends.
headspace Albany is easy to access for young people and their families, with no referral required to use the services.
PLEASE NOTE: headspace Albany is moving some services to screen to screen and phone-based delivery, in line with the recommendations around keeping safe physical distance. Some counsellors will be starting work from home next week, and where possible they ask that everyone accessing support think about getting in touch via phone or video conferencing.
Young House provides supported crisis accommodation for young people aged 15 to 25 years (with priority given to those under 20 years of age) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Young House operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Youth workers work to:
If you are 12 to 25 and going through a tough time headspace Bunbury is here to help. Health professionals in headspace Centres around Australia can help with mental and physical health, alcohol and other drugs, and work and study. Visits are free and confidential.
The Children’s Contact Service provides safe, secure and child focused environments in which children can continue to have a relationship with a parent or family member that they do not live with. They assist families with changeover and offer supervised visits.