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.

Youth Focus – Albany

Youth Focus provides a friendly, confidential and professional service for young people in need of counselling and support. Services include:
 
Counselling
Education
Resources for parents
Individual placement support
Mentoring programs
Group-based therapy
 
 
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South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service – Bunbury

The South West Community Drug Service Team is a specialist team working with clients within the south west of WA to reduce the harm associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.

The team is multidisciplinary, working closely with mental health service providers, medical and health professionals, Department of Community Development, Department of Corrective Services, other human service providers and local communities.

Our aim is to provide (free of charge) easily accessible counselling and support for individual’s and their significant others and consultation, shared case management, education, training and counselling for the community of the South West.

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Great Southern Community Alcohol and Drug Service – Albany

The Great Southern Community Alcohol and Drug Service (GSCADS) team supports communities across the vast region from Walpole to Bremer Bay, and north to Kojonup, Katanning and Lake Grace as well as many places in between.

Our services are free, confidential and everyone is welcome.

Our services

  • Assessment and referral
  • Counselling and support for adults, youth and families
  • Counselling for people in the justice system including court diversion programs (diversion and cannabis intervention)
  • Needle and syringe program
  • Group counselling
  • Therapy programs including SMART Recovery and art groups
  • After hours counselling services by appointment
  • Support for people with both mental health and alcohol and other drug concerns
  • Shared care with other services
  • Outreach support
  • Support for local communities through prevention and community development activities
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Youth Focus – Albany

Youth Focus provides a friendly, confidential and professional service for young people who are in need of counselling and support.

 

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Great Southern Community Alcohol and Drug Service – Denmark

The Great Southern Community Alcohol and Drug Service (GSCADS) team supports communities across the vast region from Walpole to Bremer Bay, and north to Kojonup, Katanning and Lake Grace as well as many places in between.

Our services are free, confidential and everyone is welcome.

Our services

  • Assessment and referral
  • Counselling and support for adults, youth and families
  • Counselling for people in the justice system including court diversion programs (diversion and cannabis intervention)
  • Needle and syringe program
  • Group counselling
  • Therapy programs including SMART Recovery and art groups
  • After hours counselling services by appointment
  • Support for people with both mental health and alcohol and other drug concerns
  • Shared care with other services
  • Outreach support
  • Support for local communities through prevention and community development activities
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The Norseman Youth Centre

The Norseman Youth Centre is open to all youth aged 12 – 18 and operates under a “No School = No Youth Centre” policy. 

 

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Katanning Youth Support Service

 The Shire of Katanning has a dedicated Youth Officer and Club Development Officer who are available to listen to your ideas, assist you in any way and steer you in the right direction with your hobbies/sports/talents.
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Laverton Youth Service

Assists at risk- disadvantaged young people commencing secondary education up to 18 years access centre based services- outreach- mobile services and drop in centres enabling them to connect with appropriate support- family members- peers and their communities. Services work to build on young people’s skills and abilities to enhance their strengths and further develop resilience.

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South West Counselliing

Counselling services are available to individuals, including children, couples, families and workplaces. Services include:
 
* Counselling and advocacy
* Mediation (not for family dispute resolution)
* Therapeutic, psycho-educational and support groups
* Professional supervision
* Employee assistance programs
* Workshops and seminars
* Critical incident management
* Organisational development services
 
Areas of counselling include:
 
* Family and domestic violence
* Sexual abuse
* Alcohol and substance misuse
* Anxiety
* Depression
* Family separation
* Sexuality
* Trauma
* Health issues
 
We have offices in Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River and offer face to face counselling Monday – Thursday. Phone and virtual services are also available. The administration and intake team answer queries 5 days a week.
 
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Wheatbelt Alcohol and Drug Service

They offer counselling and support to people who may be experiencing problems with their own or someone else’s substance use. Individual counselling is available along with specially designed programs to assist individuals and their families to cope with the consequences of alcohol and other drug use. Their team provides specialised counselling and support for:
  • Individuals;
  • Significant others;
  • Families; and
  • Youth
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