Through the support of Healthy North Coast, GenHealth Inc. will be providing youth mental health services for young people aged 12-25 years. GenHealth is here to support young people from the Nambucca Valley with: Access to support for early intervention for mental health, including access to a clinical psychologist, youth worker and peer support worker, social connectedness activities and groups, supporting easier access to technology-enabled care such as telehealth appointment options and useful apps for online wellbeing and mental health support for young people and family and friends, and connecting to other services that may be better suited to support a young person’s needs.
Youth Aftercare Pilot is a psychosocial support service for children and young people experiencing suicidality.YAP aims to deliver community based services to children, young people and those closest to them in their homes including their carers.
The YAP program will support children and young people in their navigation of the complex systems of support available in their region. Whether clinical, non clinical, housing, health or other supports are required, YAP will provide children and young people with information and support them to choose the services that meet their expressed needs and which will support them to reach their identified goals.
The Momentum Youth Housing Service assists young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Momentum assists young people, aged 17 to 25 years, to find and keep stable and safe accommodation, to build skills for independent living and to improve health and wellbeing.
Momentum supports young people to: enhance positive relationships with their families and friends, work on personal goals, overcome challenges with drugs and alcohol, connect with education and employment opportunities, build positive relationships with landlords, Real Estate Agents and Centrelink and find and keep private rental accommodation.
The Reconnect Program is a community based early intervention and prevention program for young people aged 12 to 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and their families. The aim of Reconnect is to prevent homelessness by intervening early with families and young people to stabilise and improve their housing situation and improve their level of engagement with family, education, training, employment and their local community. Reconnect helps around 7,900 young people each year to improve their relationships with their family, stay at school and to participate in their local community. Reconnect services provide counselling, group work, mediation and practical support to the whole family, to help break the cycle of homelessness. Reconnect providers also purchase other services to meet the individual needs of clients, such as specialised mental health services.