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Youth Support Program

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Youth Support Program (YSP)

Youth Support Program (YSP) supports young people who are at risk of disconnecting from family, community, school, training and employment. This includes working with young people who are at risk of self-harming, homelessness and substance misuse. YSP aims to assist young people to improve their capacity to develop independent living skills as well as improving their overall health and wellbeing.

YSP provides a free and confidential service to Young People aged 12-18 years within the Cairns Region.

Youth Support Program

YSP provides Centre Based Support, Case Management, Outreach and Virtual Support.

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Youth Support Program
Youth Support Program
Youth Support Program
Youth Support Program Kitchen
Youth Support Program Lounge Room

Outreach and Diversionary

The YSP Outreach team provides after hours support 3 afternoons or evenings a week, supporting young people with personal care, food, life skills, education, transport and hygiene needs. Outreach deliver activities that are educational, fun and engaging with an emphasis on harm minimisation. Outreach support and facilitate family and social reconnection for young people who are at risk of isolation and disengaging from society,

Outreach activities are responsive to community needs, providing support at known areas within the community with issues relating to young people. YSP outreach team will often be seen in the  community in locations where young people congregate. 

YSP readily provide ‘Chill out Zones’ at events and functions for young people. The ‘Chill out Zones’ are manned by professional staff that will engage with young people and the wider community to provide a ‘safe zone’ where people can rest and recover and can access information and referral advice.

 

Personal Support For Growth 

The YSP believe in a holistic response when supporting young people to overcome life’s challenges. We acknowledge that young people, although they present with one issue, are complex and often their needs are far greater than first presumed.

YSP provides support with a male or female support worker to assist the growth and development of the young person. 

We provide;

  • Sibling and Family support
  • Myth busting (education regarding issues)
  • Referrals to other support agencies and specialist services
  • Case management
  • Counselling,
  • Alcohol and Drug counselling
  • Personal support
  • Virtual Supports through; Facebook, private chat and referrals to other online support networks

 

Anglicare NQ and Community

Anglicare North Queensland are a large organisation with a wide range of services. YSP can support young people to gain access to its many services including;

  •  St Margarets Young Womens Shelter
  •  St Johns Young Mens Shelter
  •  Community Outreach food bank and clothing supports
  •  Housing support and referral services
  •  Mental Health and Respite referral support

We believe in strengthening young peoples roots in order for them to reach their potential. This requires a holistic and often creative planning and engagement strategy which we individualise for each young person who seek our assistance.

The Morning Run

The Morning Run
Supporting young people to re-engage in education

Join the Great Dream

The Great Dream Project
Young people volunteering and doing good within the community every Monday

Hands on Project

The Hands On Project
Build, learn and gain experience every Tuesday

Feel Good Fitness

The Feel Good Fitness Project
Get fit and have fun every Wednesday

Evening Outreach

Evening Outreach
Every Thursday from 6pm onwards at YSP on Bunda Street

Deadly Indigenous Youth Doing Good

DIYDG
Deadly Indigenous Youth Doing Good

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
MORNING MORNING MORNING MORNING MORNING

THE MORNING RUN

7:30am – 9:00am

CNS CITY – SOUTH CNS

THE MORNING RUN

7:30am – 9:00am

CNS CITY – SOUTH CNS

DROP IN

8:30am – 5:00pm

THE MORNING RUN

7:30am – 9:00am

CNS CITY – SOUTH CNS

THE MORNING RUN

7:30am – 9:00am

CNS CITY – SOUTH CNS

Case Management / Office Hours operate 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

ALL DAY AFTERNOON AFTERNOON ALL DAY ALL DAY
Case Plan Meeting

No Client Appointments

Drop-in capacity only

HANDS ON PROJECT

10:00am – 3:30pm

See set program schedule

Facilitator: Justin Hoskins

FEEL GOOD PROJECT

3:30pm – 7:30pm

See set Program schedule

Facilitator: Yor Asheen

LATE NIGHT OUTREACH

3.30pm – 6:30pm

Targeting young offenders

Outreach to shopping centres

7:30pm – 9:30pm

THE GREAT DREAM

9:30am – 2pm

See set Program schedule

Facilitator: Erin Wright

YSP Mosaic Feature - Hands On Project

Chill Out Zones

YSP are readily available to provide ‘Chill out Zones’ at events for young people. The ‘Chill out Zones’ are staffed by professional staff that will engage with young people and the wider community providing a ‘safe zone’ where people can rest and recover, and are provided with access to information and referral advice. YSP can supply their own marquees, equipment and other appropriate resources on request and as required.

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Contact Details

Office Hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, no appointment is necessary. 

Outreach is conducted three (3) nights per week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the community. For more information contact the Youth Support Program. 

Address: 149 Bunda St, Cairns
Phone: 07 4080 5800
Fax: 07 4031 4345
Email:
Download Form: Download PDF YSP-Referral Form

Complete the Youth Support Program Referral Form Online: Complete and submit the Youth Support Program Referral Form Online here

Alternatively, complete the form below and we will contact you.

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Feedback

Please provide feedback regarding your involvement with the Youth Support Program (YSP). Feedback forms are available from the front reception desk of the YSP Centre, Anglicare North Queensland Limited (ANQL) offices, or download the ANQL-Online Client Feedback Form.

Please email feedback forms to or post to 179 Lake St Cairns QLD 4870.

Alternatively, complete the form below to submit your feedback online.

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Please note that your privacy and confidentiality will be maintained in line with ANQL procedures. The Privacy and Confidentiality Procedure can be found here.

If you feel you need to contact a member of ANQL’s executive management team, please phone 4041 5454 or email .

This service is funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Queensland Government.

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Queensland Government