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Youth support service

What is the Youth Support Program:

The Youth Support Program is a voluntary service that provides short to medium term prevention and early intervention support for young people 12-24 years old who live, work, study or recreate in Cardinia Shire. The service can outreach to schools, community settings or can take place at the My Place Youth Facility.


Appropriate referrals include:

The Youth Support Program works with young people on the following:

  • Bullying
  • Family conflict/friendship issues
  • Support for life, school, work stresses
  • Social and emotional support
  • Strategies to help build resilience and cope with difficult situations
  • Sexuality/Gender
  • Information and referral to specialist services for eg, drugs and alcohol, Centrelink, legal advice, mental health, employment and training.
  • Providing opportunities for social and community connections.

Guide to Accessing Youth Support:

  1. Fill out Youth Support Referral Form and email it back to myplace@cardinia.vic.gov.au
  2. Your referral will be reviewed to ensure we can service the request for support.
  3. You will be notified within 7 days of the outcome by phone call.

Youth Services is an early intervention/prevention support service, any referrals dealing with complex issues such as trauma and severe mental health issues will be referred onto secondary and tertiary services. 


To make an appointment or for more information, please call 1800 496 884 or download the youth support referral form


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