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Youth support service

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We offer short to medium term support to young people (12 to 24 years) who live, work, study or recreate in the Cardinia Shire.

This program can help young people who:

  • feel anxious, stressed or ‘down’
  • have difficulties with friends and/or family
  • experiencing bullying
  • need support in managing anger and aggression
  • need support to process grief and loss
  • need information and/or support to access other services (for example, drugs and alcohol support, Centrelink and legal advice)
  • want to make new friends and have fun through our programs and activities
  • want to talk about their sexuality or relationships
  • have problems at home
  • feel their life is out of control
  • just need someone to talk to

Our Youth Support is a free, voluntary and confidential service that is flexible, accessible to all young people and is respectful of culture, gender, sexuality and religion.

Concerned teachers and family members can also consult with us and seek information and referrals.

Phone and online appointments are currently available. When restrictions allow, appointments can be held at My Place, school or a mutually agreed upon safe, public space in the community.

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

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