Goal $1,800,000

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:

  • To prevent suicide and self-harming behaviours in young people.
  • To provide a youth friendly community based support service.
  • To offer early support and assistance to young people and their families.
  • To promote the development of coping, interpersonal and psychosocial competencies in young people through counselling and training.
  • To promote strong and caring relationships between young people, their families, peers and communities.
  • To work in a coordinated and collaborative manner with other agencies/organisations which may also be providing services to the young person and/or his/her family.

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:

  • Youth counselling
  • Peer support programs
  • Mentoring programs
  • Education programs
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    Youth Counselling
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    Peer support programs
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    Mentoring programs
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    Education programs