Introducing... Youth Health Hub to the Yarra Ranges!
Free support for young people, all in the one place. Whether you're looking for counselling, housing, workshops, training or legal advice, or other support, we will help you navigate this sometimes confusing world we're living in.
We are busy working behind the scenes to make this all a reality, there's plenty more to come but right now, we offer you the following services:
Our youth counsellors recognise that at times life can be overwhelming. Whether it be interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship or social, they acknowledge that every young person is unique and are here to help you develop strategies that work for your needs.
We help find different types of accommodation and support for people including families with young children, youth that sleep rough, and youth who couch surf and are at risk of homelessness. Our approach integrates housing assistance with other support services, education, employment and life skills.
We provide free and confidential legal advice services to young people on a range of legal matters, including family violence, fines, criminal charges and victims of crime assistance. We can also provide legal education on topics relevant to young people such as cyberbullying and sexting.
Youth friendly general medical and health services
Our health nurse is available to talk to you confidentially about any sexual health issues such as:
- Breast health
- Period concerns and irregular bleeding
- Cervical screening
- Contraception advice
- Pregnancy testing and pregnancy advice
Our Exercise Physiologist will design and deliver tailored exercise programs to suit your goals, medical history, age and level of physical ability
Our dietitians can help you understand nutritional information and provide practical, personal advice about a range of nutritional issues including: general healthy eating, IBS, food intolerance and allergies, coeliac disease, menu planning, mindful eating, food budgeting, PCOS, poor appetite, pregnancy, anemia and weight management
Health and engagement activities for local Aboriginal young people
Our partners, Oonah Health and Community Services Aboriginal Corporation have many health and community services for local Aboriginal youth and families.
Cire Community School – an independent school with a hand-on approach through flexible learning opportunities. Offering a middle school and VCAL programs (years 7 to 12) at Yarra Junction and Mt Evelyn campuses.
Accredited Training – certificates, diplomas and short courses – Nationally recognised that provide students with a pathway to further education or employment. Training in a diverse range of interesting courses designed to upskill and improve employment opportunities.
Youth programs to encourage engagement and belonging. These programs are designed to bring young people together to help them connect while participating in fun activities.
We're here for Young People and everything's just between you and us
We offer services to young people living, working or studying in the Yarra Ranges between the ages of 12 - 25. All consultations are confidential and can be about any aspect of your health, including mental health, sexual health, nutrition and general healthy living.
Free to all families and youth / young adults between the ages of 12 - 25, living, working or studying in the Yarra Ranges.