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Stay well and stay connected

COVID-19 has presented our community with many unexpected challenges. We want you to know you are not in this alone and we encourage you to reach out and seek the help you or the people you care about need.

We have put together a list of phone numbers and resources we hope will support you. We are all in this together.

Please note to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of community health and well-being, the following services may not be operating at full capacity. Please follow the links to individual websites for updates.

Council is committed to responding to the needs of the young people of our area and is working closely with other organisations in the area through its Youth Services Forum.

Local services

Please note to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of community health and well-being, the following services may not be operating at full capacity. Please follow the links to individual websites for updates.

The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) has recently launched a new website called Digital Lunchbreak for children and young people in response to COVID-19. Visit Digital Lunchbreak to find digital workshops, learning materials, virtual excursions and more.

WAYS Youth Services (Waverley Action for Youth Services) provides services and programs for young people (9 - 24 years). These include a youth centre, counselling, literacy, numeracy, a variety of arts and crafts, music tuition, information and resource centre, employment skilling program, peer education, alternative education, training services and youth connect.

Urban Arts Base, provided by Anglicare, is an innovative community arts project aiming to assist young people with mental health issues in their recovery.

Big Brothers Big Sisters program aims to improve the self esteem and wellbeing of young people between the ages of 6 -15 who are experiencing a challenging upbringing.

Beaches Outreach Project provides welfare related assistance to marginalised youth (11- 25 years) who are not in touch with mainstream welfare services in the Eastern suburbs area, running both night patrols and follow up day support.

Miroma provides a range of programs in the Eastern Suburbs that assist young people with disabilities fulfil their potential. Programs include creative arts, training and supported employment.

Centre 360 Youth and Family Services provides therapeutic individualised counselling, case work, group work and mentoring for disadvantaged young people and their families.

Activities in the local area

Please note to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of community health and well-being, the following activities may not be running at full capacity or at all until further notice. Please follow the links to individual websites for updates.

Youth leadership and volunteering opportunities

Please note the following Youth leadership and volunteering opportunities may not be currently available due to social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please follow the links to individual websites for organisation contact details, information and updates.

Enquiries

For more information, please contact:

Community Development
Telephone: 9391 7191
Email: community@woollahra.nsw.gov.au