Support and information for youth

Counselling services

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please visit your nearest hospital or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Referrals to mental health specialists can be made through your local GP. For general counselling support or assistance with your relationships with your parents or carers, the following organisations can assist.

Youth Focus youth counselling – 6266 4333

Centrecare counselling for adolescent and parents service – 9451 1100

Communicare building a balance counselling for young people and their families – 9251 5777

Mercycare reconnect program for young people at risk of homelessness and their families – 1800 800 046

 

Alcohol and other drugs

Drug and Alcohol Youth Service information and treatment services – 9222 6373

Holyoake drug and alcohol counselling – 9416 4444

 

Youth accommodation

If you are seeking immediate assistance with accommodation, please contact Crisis Care on 9223 1111.

Mission Australia Youth Accommodation Support Service (YASS) crisis and transitional accommodation for young people aged 15 to 25 years – 9329 4480

Victoria Park Youth Accommodation supported accommodation for young people aged 15 to 25 years – 9361 4118

Fusion Student Household Service supported accommodation for homeless students – 9355 1159

 

Emergency relief

Food parcels are available from a number of local service providers. Please call ahead to confirm availability of parcels and if a health care card or other identity requirements are required.

Kensington PCYC – 9367 1282

Sussex Street Community Law Centre – 6253 9500

Star Street Uniting Church – 9470 3218

Riverview Church – 9416 0000

Passages Youth Engagement Hub offers a drop-in service for young people aged 12-25 years to access food, showers, clothing, computers, and other basic needs, in a safe, supported space staffed by trained youth workers. Passages can also assist with referrals to other specialised agencies – 9228 1478

 

Employment and training

Department of Training and Workforce Development information about available courses, training options and career development assistance – 6551 5000

Department of Human Services information, advice and referral to employment and career development services for job seekers – 131 850

Communicare Transition to Work program for job seekers aged 15-21 years – 6168 7005

Volunteering WA information and online listing of volunteering opportunities – 9482 4333

 

Legal support

Sussex Street Community Law Services provides financial counselling, assistance with public or private tenancy concerns and legal services – 6253 9500

Youth Legal Service legal services and Children’s Court representation – 9202 1688