Youth Support Services

Know a young person aged 10 -18 years that could use some extra support or someone to talk with. Find out what the City has to offer.

 Youth Outreach Workers

The City of Cockburn receives funding from the Department of Communities child protection and Family Support services to fund two fulltime Case Managers. Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual and family needs. From there the support worker encourages the young person to talk about issues they are facing including:
  • Family conflict
  • Difficulties at school
  • Accommodation
  • Relationships
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Sexual health
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Training
  • Other related issues.
This service is free to access and offered to all young people who live, study or work in the City of Cockburn/ Fremantle area and aged 10 to 18 years.

 Youth Justice Mentoring

Youth Justice Mentoring is a program that provides personalised support to young people aged 10–19 who are living in the south-west metropolitan corridor and have been referred by the Department of Youth Justice.

Mentors focus on supporting young people with life skills, health and wellbeing and personal development, including:
  • Effective communication
  • Conflict resolution and interpersonal skills
  • Accessing community sport, health and wellness programs
  • Budgeting
  • Learning how to drive
  • Navigating government departments and attending appointments.
The mentor works closely with an Aboriginal Cultural Advisor to ensure the support is culturally appropriate and secure. The State Government provides funding for the outreach and mentoring program.

 More information and contact

For more information about support services for young people please contact the Senior Youth Outreach Worker on 08 9411 3880 or at youth@cockburn.wa.gov.au
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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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