Free counselling for youth and teens in the Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Free counselling for youth and teens in the Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley

Inspiro has free youth and teen counselling for young adults and high school aged youth located in the Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley.  For counselling for teens and young adults click here to learn more.

Being a teen or a young adult can be difficult sometimes and just like adult’s teens can face a huge range of problems and difficulties.

Inspiro provides free youth counselling, funded by the Yarra Ranges council

Inspiro provides a free youth counselling service for young people between 12 to 25 years who may be dealing with depression, anxiety, bullying, harassment, managing relationships or any other issue. Counselling is also provided at no cost for families with young adults and teens.

Getting support is helpful

Sometimes we experience difficult challenges and getting support can be helpful. If you’re feeling down, stressed out, angry, anxious or confused, our counsellors can help you gain skills to do things differently and build your confidence.

Counselling is available in multiple locations

Inspiro’s counsellors are available in Lilydale, Healesville, Tecoma and Yarra Junction. To make an appointment, call 9738 8801. In addition to this counselling service, Inspiro’s Youth Health Clinic welcomes all teenagers and young adults living in the Yarra Ranges.

Our youth health service enables teens and young adults to discuss any health concerns including sexual health, mental health, body image, nutrition and general healthy living.

How to get in contact with Inspiro - Call 9738 8801 or Click here and we'll get in touch

If you are aged 25 or under and concerned about your health, or if you are a concerned parent who is worried about their child then contact us now. Waiting to take action can often amplify the issue.

Our counsellors can help you address any concerns you may have and help you to overcome challenges.

It's always confidential

All consultations are confidential and can be about any aspect of your health, including mental health, sexual health, nutrition and general healthy living.

The Yarra Ranges Council recently spoke with Saba, an Inspiro youth counsellor and asked her some questions about Inspiro’s counselling service.

Saba, how do clients normally access Inspiro's free counselling service?

By calling intake on 97388801. If this is the right service for them they will be given an appointment almost immediately (for the time being as there is no waitlist) or will be followed up by a counsellor directly. Also through their schools, council groups, website and other services

How do you help them?

By providing the young person with a safe space where they can share whatever is on their mind. We can help in exploring options, and developing strategies to help them manage in everyday life. We can also help with linking them to other services as needed.  

What are some of the challenges they face? 

A lot of the young people that come to us often struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, school etc. Young people face many challenges these days, sometimes people can appear on the outside to be coping but secretly inside they are not.


What are your appointment times/hours; can people come in after school or at night?

Appointment times range between 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri, with 4pm being the last session. Some afterhours appointments can be made on a Tuesday evening depending on the availability of a clinician.
Inspiro’s youth counselling is available at Healesville on Monday and in Tecoma on Thursday between 9am to 5pm (again, 4pm being the last session). Sessions are available in Yarra Junction on an appointment basis between 9-5pm (last appointment at 4pm).

How many counsellors work in youth and family counselling at Inspiro?

We have two youth and family counsellors. We also have psychologists, drug and alcohol counsellors and general counsellors.

What is the average number of times you would see someone for counselling?

That all depends on the client and whether they feel that they have met their goals or have seen an improvement in how they are managing. We initially offer up to 6 sessions, however that can be extended to 12 sessions. The average is between 5-7 times.

Are parents and families welcome to attend too?

Parents are welcome to attend sessions given that the young person consents for this to happen. We do not offer family therapy but can work with the young person in the family context. On some occasions, we can offer some parent support. 

Saba, thanks for your time and for helping to provide a great service to the local community.

*Inspiro’s youth, young adult and family counselling service is funded by the Yarra Ranges council.

Inspiro assists teens, youth and young adults in the following area’s:

Badger Creek, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Boronia, Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Croydon North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, East Warburton, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Healesville, Heathmont, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth South, Kilsyth, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Ringwood, Ringwood North, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin, Wandin North, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Warburton, Wesburn, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yellingbo.

Inspiro's other health services:

Inspiro offers dental services, podiatry, speech therapy, dietetics and nutrition advice, help and assistance, expert diabetes management advice and physiotherapy.

We also offer general, youth and family counselling, drug and alcohol counselling, family violence counselling, counselling for anxiety, depression, loss and grief, counselling for social anxiety and development of social skills, youth counselling, help with eating disorders, a stop smoking clinic and more. Inspiro see's counselling for youth and teens in the Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley as an essential local service.


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Funding for this service is provided by the Yarra Ranges Council


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