Youth Services

HEALTH SERVICES

EDUCATION & TRAINING

EMPLOYMENT

YOUTH SERVICES (General)

HEALTH SERVICES


Beyond Blue (Youth)

Beyond Blue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help and support recovery, management and resilience.

PO Box 6100, Hawthorn West  Vic  3122
Ph: 03 9810 6100
Fax: 03 9810 6111
Freecall: 1300 224 636
Website: www.beyondblue.org.au

Butterfly Foundation

The Butterfly Foundation is dedicated to bringing about change to the culture, policy and practice in the prevention, treatment and support of those affected by eating disorders and negative body image.

PO Box 453, Malvern Vic 3144
Ph: 03 9822 5771
Fax: 03 9822 5776
Freecall: 1800 334 673
Email: info@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
Website: thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre North

Young Carers Respite Program – specific funding to provide respite for carers up to the age of 25 years who are at risk of leaving school or study prematurely due to their caring role and responsibility.  They also offer information and respite for other young carers who are not currently studying.  There is an outreach service available.

22 Earl Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 6334 8776
Free Call: 1800 059 059
Fax: 6331 4395

Headspace

Headspace offer young people aged 12 - 24 years a flexible and confidential service including information, education, support, referral, and counselling on issues such as:

  • Drugs and alcohol (including needle availability program)
  • Sexual health
  • Emergency health care
  • Specialist counselling
  • Mental Health
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Referral services
  • Anything that affects the health and well being of young people

Options are available for working one on one or in groups depending on the young person's personal choice.
Consultation by appointment, drop in consultation depending on availability. Referrals are not necessary. Services provided by the Youth Health Team are free. There is a $3.00 fee for pregnancy testing.

Headspace is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00

Corner of Wellington and Brisbane Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 6335 3100
Fax: 6335 3127
Email: headspace@cornerstoneyouthservices.com.au
Website
: www.headspace.org.au/northerntasmania

Drug Education Network

The DEN has a wide range of resources on alcohol and other drugs for anyone who needs information. We can provide fact sheets, pamphlets, journals and brochures. We also lend education resources including books and videos. The DEN consults with young people to identify their needs, provide ongoing support for young people in developing their own harm reduction initiatives and we conduct peer leadership programs.  The DEN offers a range of education programs, sporting programs and community programs, events, public information sessions and one on one information sessions.

72 Tamar Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 6336 7950
Fax: 6334 4703
Website: www.den.org.au

Family Based Care Assoc (North)

FBC (North) provides services to young people with disability and to young people who help care for a person with a disability e.g. sibling or parent.  FBC run a  number of programs:

  • school holiday programs including camps which can be attended by both the person with the disability and their families
  • special support for young people with a disability e.g. outings to pictures, football etc
  • host family respite services allowing young person with a disability to stay over weekend with another family on a regular basis
  • regular in-home respite and personal care services to young people with a disability

22 Earl Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 6331 8188

Family Planning Tas  

Family Planning Tasmania promotes and enhances sexual well being for all Tasmanians.   Free, confidential and inclusive clinic services provided by doctors, nurses and counsellors with special training in sexual health for:

  • Contraception
  • Sexual health checks e.g. pap smears and breast examinations
  • Sexual relationship counselling
  • Safer sex information
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV testing
  • Pregnancy testing and counselling
  • Emergency contraception
  • Period problems
  • Difficulty becoming pregnant

FPT also offers community education, human relations support programs, professional training, advocacy and research and project work.

The Launceston Family Planning clinic is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm.

269 Wellington Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 6343 4566
Fax: 6343 6766
Website: www.fpt.asn.au

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a free 24 hour counselling service for Australian kids and young people aged 5-25 years.

GPO Box 2469,  Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: 07 3369 1588
Fax: 07 3367 1266
Freecall: 1800 551 800
Website: www.kidshelp.com.au

Life Line

Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Launceston 7250
Ph: 6224 3450
Mob: 0409 402 304
Freecall: 13 11 14
Website: www.lifeline.org.au
Email: info.south@lifelinetasmania.org.au 

Move well, Eat well

Move Well Eat Well is working to promote healthy eating and physical activity as a normal and positive part of every child's day.

25 Argyle Street,  Hobart 7000
Ph: 03 6222 7387
Email: movewelleatwell@ dhhs.tas.gov.au
Website: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/mwew

Oakrise – Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Oakrise offers individual and family assessments and education, counselling and group work for a range of issues: Severe anxiety/stress, phobias, compulsive behaviours, obsessional thoughts, eating disorders, depression, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, assessments, skills – building and coping skills, and consultation, support and education for other professionals.

3 Kelman Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 6336 2867
Fax: 6336 2886

Reach

Reach’s purpose is to create safe and supportive spaces where teenagers can connect and share stories honestly; spaces where they can experience belonging, discover their strengths and build their self-efficacy and resilience.

152-156 Wellington Street,
Collingwood Vic 3066
Ph: 03 9412 0900
Email: info@reach.org.au
Website: www.reach.org.au

Sexual Health North

Sexual Health North offer clinical services, counselling and health promotion in relation to sexual health checks and a range of other health services.  Low cost vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B are available. Safer sex supplies can be purchased.  Sexual Health Service Tasmania works with individuals, couples, families and communities where appropriate.  Appointments in the Launceston office can be made by phoning the number below.

Sexual Health North is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm.
42 Canning Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 6336 2216
Fax: 6331 3454
Freecall: 1800 675 859 
 


 EDUCATION & TRAINING

Studentworks

Studentworks offer vocational education and training in the following trade related areas for students in the 14 to 16 age group, who require an intensive, practical learning environment:
Retail, Hospitality, Warehousing, Engineering, Furnishing
Outreach service available to the West Tamar area.

199 George Town Road, Rocherlea  7248
Ph: 6326 4514
Fax: 6326 3877
Website: www.studentworks.com.au

Tasmanian Polytechnic

Over 450 courses offered. Full-time, part-time and on-line distant courses available.

93 Patterson Street & 10-16 Wellington Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 1300 655 307
Website: www.polytechnic.tas.edu.au

Adult Education

A range of courses available from sewing, public speaking, jewellery making, computers and budgeting.  Visit the website or phone for a course booklet. New courses are advertised on the website and through the newspaper. Limited outreach courses available to the West Tamar.

51 York Street,  Launceston 7250
Ph: 6336 2802
Fax: 6331 4113
Website: www.adulteducation.tas.gov.au

National Joblink

Youth Pathways offers one-on-one assistance to help students work out their strengths, goals and barriers. It offers individual support and guidance to help overcome barriers, support to help achieve goals and other services aimed at making students better equipped to successfully get through school to further education, training or employment.
Outreach service available to the West Tamar area

NJL is a nationally recognised training organisation that provides training to young people undertaking traineeships, young people who wish to attain pre-employment learning and who are currently working.

189 Charles Street, Launceston  7250
Ph: 6334 4966
Fax: 6334 5037
Freecall: 1300 136 496
Website: www.njl.org.au   


EMPLOYMENT

JobNet Tasmania

JobNet Tasmania offers traineeships and apprenticeships in a range of industries. Phone today to register and submit resume for any possible positions.

4 Willis Street,  Launceston 7250
PO Box 570, Mowbray 7248
Ph: 6331 4833
Fax: 6334 3540
Website: www.jobnet.org.au

National Joblink

Youth Pathways offers one-on-one assistance to help students work out their strengths, goals and barriers. It offers individual support and guidance to help overcome barriers, support to help achieve goals and other services aimed at making students better equipped to successfully get through school to further education, training or employment.
Outreach service available to the West Tamar area

NJL is a nationally recognised training organisation that provides training to young people undertaking traineeships, young people who wish to attain pre-employment learning and who are currently working.

189 Charles Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 6334 4966
Fax: 6334 5037
Freecall: 1300 136 496
Website: ww.njl.org.au

Salvation Army Employment Plus

Salvation Army Employment Plus offers young people access to job search facilities, job matching and placement services, access to current job vacancies, job search training including resume and application letter writing at their Launceston offices.

1st Floor
102 Cameron Street, Launceston  7250
Ph: 6323 0300
Fax: 6323 0325
Email: Launceston_eplus@aep.salvationarmy.org


YOUTH SERVICES (General)

Anglicare Tasmania

Financial counselling offers one-on-one confidential counselling to assist with debt crisis situations, negotiating with creditors, advocating on behalf of clients, referral to other suitable programs offering relevant support or assistance. We can also offer community education sessions to cover, for example, budgeting, financial literacy, money management etc.
Other youth services available as well including accommodation, employment and counselling
Outreach service available.

Financial Counselling Service
122 Elizabeth Street, Launceston  7250
Ph: 6334 6060
Fax: 6334 3703
Freecall: 1800 243 232
Website: www.anglicare-tas.org.au

Beaconsfield House

Offer a range of activities and courses for young people. Also offer child care services.

92 Weld Street, Beaconsfield  7270
Ph: 6383 1110
Fax: 6383 1791
Email: beacy.h@bigpond.net.au

Centrelink

Centrelink offer a range of services including employment, counselling, and a range of payments including, austudy, rental assistance, career choices and pathways.
Outreach service is available.

8 Boland Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 131021
Freecall 1800 050 004
Website: www.centrelink.gov.au

Foundation for Young Australians

PO Box 396, Launceston  7250
Ph: 6323 3102
Website: www.fya.org.au.

The Loft Youth Cub at Beaconsfield

The Loft @ Beaconsfield is open every Wednesday from 3.00-5.30pm for all West Tamar residents aged 10-16. Come and join us for fun games, sports, 8-ball, art, cooking or just to hang out! Best of all it's free if you live in the West Tamar area! New activities every week! For more information contact Stewart.

Beaconsfield Community Centre
92 Weld Street, Beaconsfield  7270
Ph: 6383 1365
Mob: 0429 416 310
Email: stewart.bell@wtc.tas.gov.au 

Mummies and Munchkins @ Tresca

Mummies and Munchkins is a playgroup/support group for young parents under the age of 25. Get to know other parents of a similar age. Free tea, coffee and lunch are supplied along with craft activities. Previous activities include candle making, jewellery making, chocolate making, reflexology, baby massage and card reading.  Every Monday from 11am to 2pm at Tresca, transport available.

Tresca Community Centre
Main Road, Exeter  7275
Ph: 63944231
Email: mummiesandmunchkins@hotmail.com

Office of Children and Youth Affairs - Linkzone

Linkzone is a youth web portal where young people can go and easily access a range of information through other, already established, advisory and information web sites. It concentrates on Tasmanian sites and services for young people but also includes other Australian and International sites. Where possible, Linkzone aims to provide young people with links to services in their local area. The site covers topics such as health and well being, legal information, money, relationships, entertainment, sport and recreation, accommodation, education, employment and transport.

PO Box 123, Hobart  7001
Ph: 6232 7133
Fax: 6233 7695
Website: www.linkzone.tas.gov.au 
Email: cdd@dpac.tas.gov.au 

Rumpus Youth Centre at Legana

Rumpus Youth Centre @ Legana is open every Tuesday from 3.30-5.30 for all West Tamar residents aged 10-16. Come and join us for fun games, sports, 8-ball, art, cooking or just to hang out. Best of all it's free if you live in the West Tamar area! New activities every week. For more information contact Stewart. 

Memorial Hall
Corner Fulton & Bulman Streets, Legana Tas  7277
Ph: 6323 9206
Mob:  0429 416 310
Email: stewart.bell@wtc.tas.gov.au

Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania

62 York Street, Launceston  7250
Ph: 6331 6154
Fax: 6334 4386
Website: www.ruralyouth.com.au
Email: admin@ruralyouth.com.au 

Tasmanian Youth Consultative Committee (TYCC)

TYCC is a committee of young people that exists to act, consult and inform on youth issues. Young people in the West Tamar area are eligible for membership of this state wide body.

45 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart  7004
Ph: 63223 5511
Fax: 6223 2255

Whitelion Inc

Whitelion offers mentoring, supported employment programs, exposure to role models, inclusion in activities and workshops for young people involved or at risk of involvement with the Youth Justice System. Outreach service available to the West Tamar area.

34 Paterson Street, Launceston  7250
Ph: 6331 2900
Fax: 6331 3900
Website: www.whitelion.asn.au

Youth Network of Tasmania

YNOT is the peak body for the youth sector in Tasmania. It ensures that young people and service providers are involved in identifying and responding to youth issues. It also advises government on these issues.

236 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay 7005
Ph: 6223 5511
Mob: 0458 235 511
Fax: 6223 2255
Website: www.ynot.org.au
Email: admin@ynot.org.au

Youth on Paterson

Pilgrim Church
38 Paterson Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: 6331 8466
Website: www.pilgrimlaunceston.org.au
Email: pilgrim@tassie.net.au 

 

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