Support services

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 

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 

Alcohol and other drugs 

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

Holyoake for young people directly or indirectly affected by drug and alcohol use – 9416 4444 

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 

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

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