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
- 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 Centre||Where||Contact|
|Wyong Central Community Health Centre||38a Pacific Highway Wyong||02 4356 9333|
|Woy Woy Community Health Centre||Cnr Kathleen Street and Ocean Beach Road, Woy Woy||02 4344 8432|
|Kincumber Community Health Centre||Kincumber Street, Kincumber||02 4323 8800|
|Long Jetty Community Health Centre||Wyong Road, Killarney Vale||02 4336 7800|
|Lake Haven Community Health Centre||Stratford Street, Lake Haven||02 4393 7777|