Get Support from a Youth Service

Below are a list of services that can be of support for you.

West Tamar Youth Outreach Service

The West Tamar Youth Outreach Service is for 12 – 25 year olds who:

  • Live in, or attend school in, the West Tamar region
  • Have been identified by self, family or carer, school support, GP or other service as benefiting from support from Cornerstone Youth Services.
  • Could benefit from focused therapeutic intervention, 1 on 1 support, and / or case management
  • Could benefit from involvement with a group or workshop

How? A Mental Health Clinician will provide counselling, case management or groups / workshops may be developed based on presenting issues of young people in the community. The West Tamar Youth Outreach Service is provided at no cost.

Referral. Self-referrals are welcome. GPs, school, parents & family, other services & supports can refer.

The West Tamar Youth Outreach Service is funded by the Irene Phelps Charitable Trust.

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City Mission

City Mission’s Youth Services team offers a range of programs and services for young people. The Mish provides two core services; one-to-one mentoring to help young people to achieve their goals and a suite of engagement programs that are tailor-made to build capacity within young people. Missiondale provides youth alcohol and other drug outreach support, offering brief intervention and pathway planning for young people ages 16-25. For referrals to Youth Services and Youth AOD Outreach, please contact The Mish on 6335 3004 to complete a registration over the phone.

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Drug Education Network (DEN)

The Drug Education Network or DEN as we are known locally, can provide you with information around alcohol and other drugs, how to look after yourself and can point you in the direction of further help needed.

Contact details: 1300 369 319 or

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Laurel House

Laurel House provides a safe place for adult and children who have been impacted by sexual assault.

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Family Planning Tasmania

Family Planning Tasmania is conducting research into contraception information and services for young people as part of the LARC4U project. The survey only takes ten minutes and will help us to conduct important work in Tasmania.

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Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

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Mental Health Service Helpline

For mental health advice, assessment and referral freecall 1800 332 388

Interstate callers dial 03 6166 6333

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger call 000 Emergency Services

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Baptcare (TYSS)

Baptcare’s Targeted Youth Support Service homeless youth program works with young people aged 10 to 18 years who are identified as having significant and / or multiple risk issues including risk of homelessness or are homeless. Participants are identified as requiring significant assistance and without intensive support, notification to Child Protection or entry and / or escalation within the youth justice system is likely. This is a therapeutic intervention program aimed to provide intensive support and casework services for at risk young people. The service also aims to re-engage young people in education, training, employment and housing.

Referrals - Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS) can be accessed by families who are referred via Strong Families, Safe Kids on 1800 000 123. Referrals can be made by the wider community including families, friends, professionals, service providers and other professionals who have concerns regarding the wellbeing of children.

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Relationships Tasmania - Reconnect Program

Reconnect is a service that aims to reconnect young people (aged 12-18) with their families and the community, where there have been recent family difficulties, and to reduce homelessness risk. We provide individual counselling, family meetings, practical assistance, telephone support, referral to other support services, help to make school easier, and other services as needed.

We provide group work to schools and education services to address early intervention and indicators of homelessness concerns and risk of young people leaving home early and unprepared; and to support young people to re-establish safe, stable and secure housing with family, extended family or support services where available.

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Youth Health North

Youth Health North is a free service for young people aged between 12 and 24 years. It is a small team of youth-friendly Social Workers and Registered Nurses. Youth Health North seeks to promote the health and wellbeing of young people by providing a confidential and strengths-based approach. Youth Health North provides a combination of individual and group work opportunities. Youth Health North is based at the Ravenswood Community Health Centre. However, our area of service incorporates the Greater Launceston Region and service to rural areas is available upon negotiation.

Feel free to click on our YH service brochure 2020 and Group Programs Brochure 2020 or contact us for more details.

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Healthy Young People

Healthy Young People (HYP) is a free resource promoting positive body image, adequate sleep, healthy eating, water consumption, physical activity and reduced sedentary time.

These resources are aimed at secondary school students, teachers and school staff, youth workers, social workers and anyone who works with young people.

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Youth Network of Tasmania

The Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) is the peak body for young people aged 12-25 years and the non government youth sector in Tasmania.

Our vision is a Tasmania where young people are actively engaged in community life and have access to the resources needed to develop their full potential.

Established in 1994, our mission is to work with young people, the Tasmanian youth sector, the community and all levels of government to increase the participation and contribution of young people in the State.

As an independent not for profit organisation YNOT provides:

  • a strong voice for young Tasmanians and the sector that supports them through policy advice to government
  • advocacy and representation
  • youth participation
  • sector consultation and engagement
  • information dissemination
  • sector capacity building.
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