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Youth

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Al-Ateen

Al-Ateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.


Alesco Senior College

Alesco Senior College started in 2002 as Alesco Learning Centre — a registered and accredited, non-government independent school specifically designed for the inclusion of young people who cannot or will not complete their education within a traditional setting. The school offers grades 10 to 12 to young people of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Upper Hunter.


Ask Izzy

When you’re looking for support, Ask Izzy can help you to find the services you need, now and nearby. It is free and anonymous, and you can search over 360,000 services to find housing, meals, healthcare, counselling, legal advice, addiction treatment and a whole lot more.


CanTeen — Hunter and Northern NSW

CanTeen provides 12 to 24 year olds a place where they can simply be young people, away from the daily pressures of living with cancer in a hospital or at home.


ConnectAbility Australia Inc.

ConnectAbility promotes the inclusion of people with a disability in the wider community. This is based on working holistically with you to design a diary of events to connect you to fulfilling your individual goals and dreams. They will support you to live the life you choose and to be valued and included in your community.


COPSY - Caring for our Port Stephens Youth

Caring for Our Port Stephens Youth (COPSY) is a community group whose purpose is to ensure the best possible, independent youth health and wellbeing service is available to satisfy the needs of the young people living in Port Stephens who are at risk. COPSY's goal is to evaluate the best possible services and to advocate, facilitate and support an effective, sustainable and free mental health support service for young people aged 12 to 25 years and to ensure it is accessible, independent and based in the local community.


headspace Maitland

headspace Newcastle

headspace Newcastle offers young people aged 12 to 25 with short term support for mild-to-moderate difficulties.


Hunter Region No Interest Loans Scheme Inc.


Hunter Volunteer Centre

Hunter Volunteer Centre (HVC) has been supporting community organisations and volunteers in the Hunter for more than 30 years. They are committed to promoting, encouraging and empowering volunteers in their contributions to the community and to support and resource organisations in the way they use volunteers.


Jupiter

Life can be hard and lonely, up and down at the best of times. It can help to talk to someone. Jupiter offers free counselling services for 12 to 18 year olds in Port Stephens.


Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering (formerly known as Gap Activity Projects) is an international youth development charity. Its mission is to educate and develop young people worldwide by providing inclusive opportunities for them to make a positive difference to the lives of others through a challenging and structured international volunteering experience in a culture and community different from their own.


Our Local

Use Our Local to discover local opportunities, activities, services and events for under 24 year olds across NSW.


Port Stephens Community Band — PCYC

The concert band is a non-profit organisation which welcomes all new members regardless of age and ability.


Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services

Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services (PSFNS) is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation providing community services in Port Stephens.


Reach Out — online mental health and wellbeing

ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people, providing practical support to help them get through everything from everyday issues to tough times.


Samaritans — Homeless services

Samaritans Youth Services offer extensive help to young people aged from 12 years. This includes support with everything from counselling, accommodation and parenting advice to drugs and alcohol, relationships and much more.


Tomaree Community College

Tomaree Community College is a Registered Training Organisation in Port Stephens.


TYCA — Tomaree Youth Community Action Group

Tomaree Youth Community Action group (TYCA Inc.) is a not-for-profit group run by volunteers with the goal of empowering youth to fulfil their potential by providing spaces where youth can get together and interact in a positive environment whilst having fun and learning new things. TYCA run various programs which are mainly based around music, art and sport.


Yacaaba Centre

Yacaaba Centre's vision is to be a leading service provider of specialist homelessness services in the Port Stephens. It partners with other agencies to provide a "no wrong door" approach for people who are homeless, at imminent risk of homelessness or who are suffering as a result of abuse within the home, either currently or in the past.


Youth Beyond Blue

Going through tough times? Stress, anxiety and feeling down can affect anyone, and it happens to a lot of us at some point in our lives. Beyond Blue can help.