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My Place youth centre

My Place youth centre closed 

  • MyPlace will close until further notice from Wednesday 25 March, 5pm.  
  • Young people can still get support from our Youth Services team over the phone. Contact the team during business hours (8.30am to 5pm) on 1800 496 884 or myplace@cardinia.vic.gov.au 

Teenage School Holiday Program cancelled 

All activities as part of the Teenage School Holiday Program have been suspended until further notice.  

Events postponed

  • The My Place Good Choice Awards event scheduled for Friday 27 March has been postponed.  
  • The Harry Potter Party scheduled for Friday 3 April as part of Victorian Youth Week has been postponed. 

In an emergency situation, call 000.

If you are experiencing a crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

 

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 

  • 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.

Rooms at My Place can be hired for youth-focused meetings, services or programs.