There are many services in the community to support young people and their family/carers already which the Youth Hub aims to bring together for the benefit of the local Pittwater community.
This not-for-profit foundation addresses emotional, behavioural, and mental health problems through professional individual and group Play Therapy for children and teens aged 3-17, Parent information workshops and support. Workshops for professionals. Subsidy available for low income families. Second centre in Manly. NDIS registered.
Brookvale Early Intervention Centre
Early Intervention Team offer counselling, support and assistance to youth with a recent first psychotic episode (open referral) and the family for up to 3 years, plus group program, family information evenings, talks to community. Also Specialist Rehab Clinician to integrate into the community.
The BEN is a registered Australian charity which supports young people, who are facing considerable challenges in their lives, to transition from adolescence to adulthood. There are many real and concerning threats to the welfare and development of Australian youth and we work with our incredibly supportive and inspiring partners and ambassadors in the community to make a considerable and tangible difference. Together we improve the lives of local families and their children by providing school and community groups with outreach and vocational programmes, exposure to industry, mentoring, qualified youth case worker support and personal development resources.
We recognise that all families have strengths but some need help in difficult times ...We links you and your family with services to help with:
- Child and parenting programs
- Counselling and mediation
- Domestic violence
- Financial assistance
- Housing and accommodation
- Mental health support
- Migrant and settlement
- Youth support … and many other services you may need.
We link young people, children and families to culturally sensitive services wherever possible, and we provide free interpreters.
1800 066 757 (open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm) Family Referral Service
CCNB is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation. We provide impartial information, advice and guidance to support people to access health and community services.Our focus is to support people, their families and carers to navigate the health and social care systems to access the services they require, when they require them.
CCNB aims to ensure that everyone gets the most out of life.
Care Navigation; information and advice about what’s on, where to get help and how to get involved in the community
Care Coordination; supporting people and their families develop health and lifestyle goals and link to services and support to meet their goals.
Assessment, monitoring and Review; monitoring progress and assessing needs to better link to relevant services and support
Individual and Community Capacity Building; training, information and community building
Programs for Young People and their families
- Care Navigation
- The Seasons Program- supporting people and families who have had a recent suicide attempt
- Partners in Recovery- linking young people over 18 to mental health services and support
- GP Social Work – short term case management service for young people at risk
What is The Seasons Program?
The evidence suggests that people are most at risk immediately following an initial suicide attempt. The Seasons Program has been designed to engage with a person in the first 12 weeks following an attempted suicide. Our focus is to help coordinate support and ensure ongoing safety whilst the person is on their recovery journey.
Emotional, clinical and practical support is delivered by various partners and all support is coordinated by the Seasons team. The Seasons team works with everyone involved to ensure there is constant communication during each step of the recovery process.
The primary purpose of The Seasons Program is to help people start their recovery journey. Over 12 weeks The Seasons Program will provide intensive and flexible support including:
- Engaging, building and rebuilding relationships with a person’s key supports.
- Creating a shared understanding of a person’s holistic needs and recovery goals.
- Developing an individual Recovery Action Plan.
- Ensuring services and supports work together to support the person’s recovery.
- Providing practical support at a time and place where it is needed.
- Providing advice, information and support to participants, families, carers and other formal
Who is eligible for the program?
Anybody over 12 years of age living in the Northern Sydney Region can access the program if they have attempted suicide. A referral can be made at any time to the program by:
- Clinical Practitioner (private and public)
- Individuals including family members or carers
What happens next?
Once a referral is received, contact will be made within 24 hours with the person who has experienced a suicide attempt (as well as family members and carers where requested). From there, services will be tailored to what the person needs to start their journey towards recovery. This happens at a time and place that is suitable for the participant.
What will the service cost?
There is no charge for this service and it is not means tested.
The Seasons team come with professional and lived experience to support people to reclaim their recovery from attempted suicide. You can expect us to be:
- Committed and caring
- Approachable and understanding
- Knowledgeable and informed
- Flexible and creative
- Practical and realistic
- Recovery focused
RNS Community Health Centre, Level 5, 2C Herbet St, St Leonards NSW 2065
Free, confidential sexual health, HIV and viral hepatitis care. Medical treatment, counselling, education, resources, dietary and occupational therapy.
If you are aged between 12 and 18 years and you and your family live on the Northern Beaches, the Northern Beaches Youth & Family Counselling Service can help you. The counsellors provide a flexible service, tailored to meet your needs. The service provides a safe, confidential and friendly space to explore the things that you think are important.
Provides free counselling to young people aged 12-18 years and their families, living on the Northern Beaches.
We provide individual and family counselling, and group work programs. We provide support for a wide range of issues, which may include family relationships, school or work, mental health, drugs & alcohol, violence, and sexual identity.
Call the Northern Beaches Youth & Family Counselling Service on 02 9976 1486 or send an email to the AFC@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Provides free services to young people aged 12 to 25 including; mental health; alcohol and other drug services; physical health; sexual health; education and employment services to get their lives back on track. Services are provided by such professionals as Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, GPs and educational specialists.
Karrikin Youth and Adolescent Mental Health Service
KYDS (Ku-ring-gai Youth Development Service) is a counselling service for youth at risk. Services include Counselling and support for young people and families; Groupwork programs for young people and families; Mentoring programs run by trained volunteers. Locations in Lindfield and Hornsby.
Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian community service organisation. Services include counselling, crisis care, employment assistance and youth services. For more information refer to the website.
If you need someone to talk to immediately, please call the good people at Lifeline on their 24-hour crisis support line on 13 11 14
Northern Beaches Counselling Services
If you are aged between 12 and 18 years and you and your family live on the Northern Beaches, the Northern Beaches Youth & Family Counselling Service can help you. The counsellors provide a flexible service, tailored to meet your needs. The service provides a safe, confidential and friendly space to explore the things that you think are important.Provides free counselling to young people aged 12-18 years and their families, living on the Northern Beaches.
We provide individual and family counselling, and group work programs. We provide support for a wide range of issues, which may include family relationships, school or work, mental health, drugs & alcohol, violence, and sexual identity.Call the Northern Beaches Youth & Family Counselling Service on 02 9976 1486 or send an email to the AFC@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
StreetWork is a non-denominational, not-for-profit (NFP) community organisation working with 'at risk' young people affected by crime, mental health issues, violence, destructive relationships, social isolation, homelessness, those disengaged from school or with poor employment opportunities and those impacted by alcohol and substance abuse.
Our flagship program, is a one-on-one mentoring which we call KickStart, which aims to break the cycle of destructive behaviours and help them turn their lives around.
02 9419 7559 email@example.com
SDECC is a Not for Profit, charitable organisation which specialize in providing free counselling and support for young people aged 14 -25 with problematic alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use and their families. SDECC works within a family inclusive, trauma-informed framework and our highly qualified counsellors understand the complexities of AOD use, including any mental health issues.
02 9977 0711 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Burdekin Association provides medium-long term semi-supported accommodation and a range of integrated care and support services for young people and their families in the Northern Sydney area. The program areas include Early Intervention/Family Support, Community Engagement, Youth Housing (17-24) and Out Of Home Care accommodation options (12-24) and aftercare support.
A safe place where young people can hang out in a supportive environment. Facilities include a drop-in centre with computer room and internet access; music, recording studio; and gym. Programs include flexible case management, family conferencing and mediation, education support (homework clubs/mentoring), accredited education, job search/resume writing/interview preparation, self-esteem and anger management workshops, music program's, gym, sport and recreational programs. Youth Reach provides early intervention supports and our primary focus is on young people who are at risk of homelessness, disengaging from the community or are at risk of social or financial disadvantage.
Odyssey House Community Services offer free individual and group counselling, harm reduction education, and advocacy in accessing rehabilitation services to people who are concerned about their alcohol and/or drug use as well as associated mental health issues. Within Sydney North, our primary hub is located in Chatswood and we offer outreach services in Manly, Pymble, and Avalon. We encourage those who may benefit from our services to contact us directly on 1800 397 739 for more information, and also welcome referrals from healthcare professionals in the community.
A free and confidential service for 12 – 24 year olds’ in the Northern Beaches area. Empowers young people to create positive change in their own lives and communities. We offer one-on-one support using a harm reduction model.
We work with young people experiencing substance abuse or immediately surrounded and effected by use. We also offer after care support and assist parents and families. DAYSS also delivers a range of outreach services including street work, support at youth events, drug and alcohol school education programs and presentations. We also lead a youth advisory group.
Referrals made to:
Office – 02 80432600
Mobile – 0429150511