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My Place youth centre

Support is still available 

My Place youth centre reopen in a reduced capacity 

  • My Place youth centre is reopening in a reduced capacity from Monday 1 June, 2020. This is in line with Victorian government COVID-19 restrictions.
  • The centre’s new opening hours will be Monday to Friday, 2.30 pm to 5.15pm.
  • No more than 15 people can attend the youth centre at a time.
  • Physical distancing still applies – at least 1.5 metres between people at all times. Other safe operating practices have been introduced at My Place in line with COVIID-19 guidelines.
  • Services that usually operate at My Place may be doing so in a reduced capacity or providing services online. For more information contact My Place on 1800 496 884 or view the Youth Services Directory
  • Room hire at My Place is not currently available.

Youth programs and groups 

Teenage School Holiday Program suspended 

  • The Teenage School Holiday Program for Autumn (end of Term 1) was cancelled. The program has been suspended until further notice.

Services available to young people during COVID-19

My Place is a facility for young people aged 12 to 24. 

It has: 

  • 8 computers with free internet access for young people during opening hours (1pm to 5.00pm).
  • Information and advice about health and wellbeing, education and training, drugs and alcohol and more for young people, parents and professionals. 
  • specialised support services and education programs.

Address

5-7 Main Street, Pakenham 

Phone

1800 496 884

Email

myplace@cardinia.vic.gov.au 

Services that usually operate at My Place may be doing so in a reduced capacity or providing services online. For more information contact My Place on 1800 496 884 or view the Youth Services Directory.

  • headspace – Mental health and wellbeing, couselling or family support for young people aged 12-24 years). Youth-friendly Intake Worker is available on Tuesdays.
  • Monash Health Community Youth and Family team – Confidential counselling service for young people aged 12-25 years.
  • Oakwood School – Provides learning opportunities for students (10–18 years) who have disengaged from school or where mainstream schooling does not meet their needs.
  • South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault – 24-hour crisis response and support services.
  • Taskforce - Youth outreach for young people and families with complex support needs (10-24 years). Skills First Reconnect provides participants (17 years and over) with support in further education, training and employment. 
  • WAYSS - Provides housing support for young people. Intake worker available upon request.
  • Centrelink  - can help you access information, payments and services if you are having a difficult time accessing mainstream department services.
  • Australian College of Higher Education  a program that focuses on improving your literacy and numeracy skills with employment focused training and a Coach to provide one on one support individually and/or in small group sessions.

Please note: Room hire at My Place is currently unavailable.