Riding for a Cause
Youth Focus is a unique independent for-purpose organisation that supports vulnerable young people in Western Australia by offering a range of mental health services. It operates with a team of highly trained and skilled psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists to provide a range of early intervention and prevention services free of charge, aimed at supporting young people and their families to overcome the issues associated with suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm.
The objectives of Youth Focus are:
Youth Focus aims to understand young people and their difficulties within the broader context of their lives, including family, friends, school and their local community. This understanding acknowledges the effect of past experiences, the significance of current issues and circumstances, and the nature of adolescence as a life stage.
The organisation provides free services in a way that are “youth friendly”, flexible, needs driven and personalised. Youth Focus offers its services from offices located in Burswood, Geraldton, Joondalup, Midland, Rockingham, Bunbury and Albany as well as via schools and outreach programs.
The key services of Youth Focus include:
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