My Place youth centre
Coronavirus COVID-19 update: Youth Services
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Teenage School Holiday Program cancelled
All activities as part of the Teenage School Holiday Program have been suspended until further notice.
- 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.
If it's an emergency
In an emergency situation, call 000.
If you are experiencing a crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
About the facility
My Place is a facility for young people aged 12 to 24.
- 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.
Our location and contact details
5-7 Main Street, Pakenham
Services at MyPlace
- 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.