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.

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.

headspace Esperance

headspace Esperance is linked to headspace Kalgoorlie which is a service tailored for the local community.

If you ever feel that you:

  • are feeling down or stressed or worried
  • can’t deal with school, bullying or struggling with friendships
  • want to talk about contraception, sexual health, sexuality, identity or relationships, drinking or drug use

headspace Esperance is a safe place where you can come to have a yarn about any of these issues. They provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25.

Baya Gawiy – Child & Parent Centre (CPC)

The Child and Parent Centre (CPC) works to improve access to health and education for Fitzroy Valley families targeting children aged 0–8 years and their families. It is a welcoming, safe & dynamic space that delivers programs to meet the changing needs of vulnerable families.

YMCA – Building Brighter Futures

This program aims to improve young people’s school readiness, the level of parenting support they’re receiving, as well as their engagement, community engagement and access to readily available information. Building Brighter Futures runs in two parts; the youth engagement side is run directly at the school for school-aged children, throughout regular school hours. The early years workshops are open to all parents with children aged 0-5, and these workshops are run in partnership with local organisations at varying locations.

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

Hope Community Services Geraldton

Services include:

  • Counselling (AOD and Mental Health)

Counselling services provide one-on-one and group support for individuals, carers and families affected by alcohol and other drug use and mental health concerns.

  • Youth Justice Programs

HOPE delivers a range of support for young people aged between 10 and 17 years of age who have become involved with the justice system. HOPE’s Youth Justice Programs include Bail Services, Youth Transitional Accommodation Program, and Community Programs.

Desert Blue Connect – Children’s Counselling Services

The free Children’s Counselling Service at Desert Blue Connect supports both the parents/caregivers and children. They provide consultation and counselling for parents who are concerned about their children. This may be parents who know or suspect that their children have experienced child sexual assault, or those who want to support their children who have been exposed to or experienced family violence. A Child Counsellor will support you with tools and advice for better dealing with daily life challenges.

Broome Youth and Family Hub – HYPE

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 – 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.

Tom Price Youth Centre – Job Search

The Tom Price Youth Centre provides young people, and at times members of the broader community with assistance in job search. This includes canvassing job vacancies locally, resume writing, job applications, and work experience placements.

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