Youth

In This Section

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.

Double Bay Library study area

Wellbeing and Mental Health support

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.

Headspace Bondi Junction - a free and confidential service where people from 12 to 25 years old can access qualified youth mental health professionals.

Beaches Outreach Project - or call 0408 567 010 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.

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

Jewish Care - the Youth Services team offers a range of support options for children and young people in the Jewish community.

Play Safe - a sexual health website for young people from NSW Health.

Lifeline - a free, 24-hour telephone crisis support service in Australia. Call 13 11 44

1800RESPECT - 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counseling line

Drug Info - Free information about drugs and alcohol and the NSW law.

Study support programs

There are a range of study support programs available at different levels of learning.

  • Studiosity App - a service available to Woollahra Library members that gives you access to free study help 24/7
  • HSC 2021 Resources: State Library - Whether you're just starting out or looking for in-depth resources for your HSC year, there's something here for you.

Young people living with disability

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.

Holdsworth Community Centre - provides support for people aged 7+ living with disability in Sydney and its Eastern Suburbs.

Friendship Circle - a leading voice for inclusion for young people living with a disability in the Eastern Suburbs, Friendship Circle delivers lasting local impact by creating meaningful interactions through inclusive programming.

Little Dreamers - support for people aged 4-25 who provide care for a family member affected by disability, illness or addiction.

Other 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.

Woollahra Libraries Digital Events - missed a recent Woollahra Libraries online youth event? Check out our range of recorded online workshops, talks and activities for young people.

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.

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.

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 7166
Email: community@woollahra.nsw.gov.au