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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Anglicare WA -Marooloo Child Sexual Response Service

The Marooloo Child Sexual Abuse Response Service provides support and education to children, individuals, families and communities in Derby.

The program caters to children who have suffered or are at risk of sexual abuse. It also provides education to families and communities. Although the program operates from a central office, outreach services to communities in the Derby region are provided.

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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.

 
Assists communities to reduce  the level of harmful alcohol and other drug use within their areas and currently work in the districts of Bunbury, Collie, Nannup and Manjimup. 
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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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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. Counsellors are trained professionals who work with young people specifically around issues associated with suicide, depression and self-harm. Covers Albany and the Great Southern.

 

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Youth Focus Midwest

Youth Focus delivers frontline services and education programs which aim
to reduce symptoms associated with suicide, depression, anxiety and
self-harm, and build long-term mental wellbeing to help young people
reach their full potential.

In addition to our core service offering of free face-to-face
counselling, we engage with communities to educate and build awareness
about youth mental health issues and suicide prevention. As part of this
engagement, we deliver education programs in schools and communities
across Western Australia.

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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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Over the past two years DVassist has been offering a telephone and webchat counselling service as part of a pilot project funded by the Commonwealth Government.

The project is now complete and consequently our counselling services are no longer operating as of Friday 21 October 2022.

For 24-hour confidential information, counselling and support for family and domestic violence please call
1800 Respect on 1800 737 732.

For crisis support, including referrals to women’s refuges, please call Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline on
1800 007 339.

If you are in immediate danger
please call 000.

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