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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.

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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Anglicare WA – Kutjungka Youth Social and Emotional Well Being and Crisis Prevention Service

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.

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Anglicare WA – Kimberley Sexual Abuse Prevention Support Service

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.

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Anglicare WA – Parent and Adolescent Counselling Service

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:

  • Counselling to individuals, families and groups
  • Parenting workshops and seminars
  • Referrals to other services
  • Mediation and assistance in resolving family conflicts
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Amity Health – Mental Health Counselling

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.

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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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Albany Youth Support Association – Reconnect

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.

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Albany Youth Support Association – SHOT

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.

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Albany Youth Support Association – Albany Youth Outreach

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:

  • Mentoring to enhance relationships with families and others
  • Referrals and support to access appropriate services
  • Support to establish connections to activities and the community
  • Advocacy and information
  • Support to actively and positively participate in Open Access arts activities

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.

Eligibility:

  • Young people aged between 12 and 18
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Albany Youth Support Association – Young House

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:

  • Develop independent living skills
  • Connect with education and employment opportunities
  • Move towards a return home (where possible) or independent living
  • Residents of Young House benefit from intensive case management, as well as referrals to and liaison with other agencies.
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