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Youth Services

Youth Health Counsellors

Youth Health counsellors work with young people aged 12 to 18 years to address a range of issues such as:

  • Alcohol and other drugs use
  • Aggression, anger and violence both at home or in public
  • Mild to moderate depression and anxiety
  • Recent trauma ( including domestic violence and assault)
  • Physical, emotional abuse and neglect
  • General behaviour concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexuality
  • Stress and emotional difficulties related to chronic illness

We provide individual counselling for young people to give them an opportunity to discuss some of their problems in a private environment.

Youth Health counsellors can also provide consultation with families and agencies where there is:

  • General concern about the young person’s behaviour, violence in schools or other places.
  • Harassment and bullying in schools or other places.
  • Poor school attendance.

Please note: The Youth Health Service is not a specialist mental health service and is not able to provide crisis support. If you need assistance with serious mental health concerns contact the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. If you need immediate or emergency assistance, please contact triple zero (000).

Young people can access Youth Health counsellors at several community health centres.

Community Health CentreWhereContact
Wyong Central Community Health Centre38a Pacific Highway Wyong02 4356 9333
Woy Woy Community Health CentreCnr Kathleen Street and Ocean Beach Road, Woy Woy02 4344 8432
Kincumber Community Health CentreKincumber Street, Kincumber02 4369 2355
Long Jetty Community Health CentreWyong Road, Killarney Vale02 4336 7800
Lake Haven Community Health CentreStratford Street, Lake Haven02 4393 7777
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