If you want to involve young people in what you’re doing, there are experts who’ll be happy to help – your local youth services. Most local councils provide these services. There are also a number of youth-focused community organisations located around the state.
Local youth services are your experts on what’s happening in your area for young people. Their staff are trained to work with young people and they will have great contacts in the area.
Most councils in Victoria provide youth services. To find out what’s in your area, first find your local council. Then click onto their website and look for ‘Youth’ or ‘Youth services’ section. Or just give them a call and ask to be put through to the youth services team.
VRYS is a project of the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, and can put you in touch with services that support Victoria’s rural communities.
A number of specialist youth services have different sites or projects across Victoria. They include:
CMY (Centre for Multicultural Youth) – services and advocacy for young people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.
Headspace - health advice, support and info for young people who are going through a tough time.
YSAS - programs and services for young people (12-21) experiencing problems with alcohol or drugs.
The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc. (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people's issues in…