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Useful Links

Health

Somazone is an interactive Internet site for young people that focuses on general health and wellbeing. It includes personal stories, a question and answer section and where to find a wide range of support services in your area.

Youth Beyond Blue is an Australian site dedicated to providing information and resources on depression and anxiety.

SANE is an independent national organisation committed to improving the wellbeing of Australians seriously affected by mental illness. This site offers a wide range of information for carers, family and friends about mental illness.

Reach Out is a comprehensive and interactive internet site for young people. It covers topics as such as partying, relationships, sex, bullying, abuse, mental health issues and personal identity. There is information about the types of people you can talk to about your problems.

Family Planning NSW. Young? Busy? Have questions about your reproductive and sexual health? FPA provides expert reproductive and sexual health services to the community through clinical care, health promotion and information services.

Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. They help young people who are going through a tough time, helping thousands of young people get their lives back on track.

Young Carers providing support to young people under 25 looking after family members who may have an illness, disability, mental health issue, or alcohol or other drug problem.

KIDS Help Line - Kids Helpline is Australia's only national 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years

Young People and Youth Advocacy

Youth Action is the peak organisation representing young people and youth services across NSW.

Youth NSW provides youth aged 12 to 25 with links New South Wales to Government and community services and information, a range of information for young people about getting involved in their community and a forum for youth participation and for government to hear young peoples ideas on a range of issues.

NSW Commission for Children and Young People is increasing the participation of children and young people in decision-making that affects their lives and improving their safety, welfare and well-being.

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (or MYAN) is the national peak body on multicultural youth issues – Australia’s only national voice represents the needs and interests of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

YFoundations - is the peak body organisation representing youth homelessness in Australia

Dedicated and Specialised Youth Services

Taldumande Youth Services is a not-for-profit community organisation supporting vulnerable children, young people and their families.  They specialise in crisis response, residential care and support.

Twenty10 (incorporating the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW) is a community-based, non-profit, state-wide organisation, working with and supporting people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities. They aim to be a beacon of strength and acceptance by supporting individuals to build resilience and achieve their potential.

Disability

Fighting Chance creates opportunities for people with disability to engage in employment, training and practical work experience in genuine businesses.

Ability Links NSW (ALNSW) is a new way to support people with disability, their families and carers to ensure they can access support in their local communities, outside of the traditional disability service system.

Transport

Transport NSW - Bus, Train and Ferry Information.

Legal

Lawstuff - improving the conditions and opportunities of Australian children and young people by providing advice and information about legal rights and responsibilities.

Shopfront is a free legal service for disadvantaged young people under 25.

Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems.

School, Education and Study

National Schoolies Week Website is a non-profit, non-government site for schoolies, by schoolies. Tips and insights about staying safe and having fun at Schoolies.

Board of Studies NSW Education provide resources for students.

TAFE NSW provides information on courses and campuses, student services, and planning your career.

The Job Guide is written and produced for Year 10 students.

Service Directory’s

Youth Source is a directory providing details of youth services and youth friendly services across Northern Sydney. An app is also available through the App Store and Google play.

Lower North Shore Youth Guide aims to provide information about services for young people in the Lane Cove, North Sydney, Willoughby and Mosman Council areas.

Other Helpful Phone Numbers

Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800

Lifeline 13 11 14

Legal Aid 1800 10 18 10

Northern Sydney Area Health - Drug and Alcohol Services 1300 889 788

link2home line (for young people requiring accommodation services) 1800 152 152 (9am to 10pm)


Last updated on 19 January 2016