What We Do YOUth Matters Program

Sharing lived experiences is an important part of mental health recovery, and is the foundation of our YOUth Matters Program.

Providing safe and supportive opportunities for young people.

Our YOUth Matters Program provides opportunities for young people to engage in therapeutic activities with other young people in a safe and supportive environment.

The purpose of our YOUth Matters days are to provide our current clients across our Metropolitan sites with a safe and supportive peer-based environment to practice some of the strategies and skills they have learnt in the counselling room, as well as develop and challenge social skills through connecting with peers and community members.

The young person may enhance existing or develop new skills of trust, self-esteem, better communication, coping strategies, conflict resolution and connecting with others.

Young people can access the Program through their counsellor or direct to the Youth Programs Coordinators at ypc@youthfocus.com.au

If you are in an emotional crisis and require urgent support, please contact:

  • Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
  • Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
  • Lifeline on 13 11 14

If you are looking for more information and online support, please refer to the following online resources:

To enquire about the services we can provide for you, or someone you, know please call:

(08) 6266 4333 More contact information