Mental Health Week

Running 7-14th October 2023

Mental Health Week fosters understanding and open dialogues about youth mental health, empowering young people to lead happy and healthy lives all year round! It encourages conversations on personal and societal concerns. In Australia, young people responded: 51.0% prioritise the environment, 35.9% equity, and 33.9% mental health.

Youth mental health challenges are rising, with 54.3% of those aged 15-19 seeking support. Mental Health Awareness Week goes beyond awareness, involving young people in creating meaningful solutions and support systems.

(Sources: Mission Australia, 2022).

What's on for Youth? 

Headspace Day

This year, Headspace Cannington are celebrating Headspace Day with a free Pot Painting Workshop!

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Free Youth Yoga

Join Yab Yum Yoga for an evening of yoga to slow your mind, specifically designed for youth (14-25)! 
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Self-Care Mini Magazines

Join Art Jam and create your own zines, telling stories about lessons you have learned or things you value in life.

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Youth Mobile Hub

Fusion's Mobile youth Hub provides free activities, sports, snacks and chats for young people aged 11-18!

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Support services

Youth friendly services available

Counselling services

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

Youth Focus youth counselling – 6266 4333 

Headspace Cannington - 9358 9800

Centrecare counselling for adolescent and parents service – 9451 1100 

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

Mercycare family and wellbeing support service provides counselling and case management support to children and young people and their families – 1800 800 046 

LGBTQIA+ youth services

Freedom Centre (WA) | 0419 945 219

Drop in centre for LGBTQIA+ young people 26 years and under.

Minus 18 (VIC)

Youth advocacy and education organisation with online resources.

PICYS (Perth Inner City Youth Service) (WA) | 9388 2791

LGBTIQ+ friendly service that offers Household Network and Pillar programs for medium term accommodation, youth work support and drop in open times for young people experiencing mental health issues and homelessness.

Youth Pride Network (WA)

9227 5440

LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy group.

LGBTQIA+ peer support groups

Bi+ Community Perth (WA)

Online and in-person peer support group for people who are not straight or gay (they use “bisexual” as the umbrella term for that).

Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) (AUD)

Provides peer support to people with intersex variations and their families.

Living Proud (WA) | 9486 9855

Provides support, information and resources.

QLife (AUS) | 1800 184 527

Provides free, anonymous peer support for LGBTQIA+ people and their loved ones via phone

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 

Emergency relief providers are available in the Town that can provide meals and food vouchers, pay urgent bills and support community members to manage their finances or maintain their tenancy. A list of local services is available on the Emergency Relief Support page. 

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 

Kensington PCYC offer frozen meals to community members, kindly donated by HOME Karawara. 

Employment and training

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

Services Australia 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 

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