Mornington Peninsula Child and Youth Directory
The Mornington Peninsula Child and Youth Directory (MPCYD) is an online resource developed in partnership between Mornington Peninsula Shire, Family Life and School Focused Youth Service (SFYS). The MPCYD project commenced in late 2015 and went live in early 2016. The MPCYD is based on the Child and Youth Directory (CYD).
This is a useful resource for young people, families, parents and carers, and service providers in the Mornington Peninsula area. MPCYD brings together free and low cost service information available locally, and includes statewide and national hotlines. It puts service information in one place and aims to help by:
- improving awareness of the child, youth, and family services systems
- increasing opportunity for young people to find appropriate services according to their level of need.
You can view a list of A-Z services and see a short description about what the service provides. A service entry states useful information like who the service is for, and how, when and where the service can be accessed. The online directory has many search features—by age, level of need (just curious to crisis/ urgent help), by keyword, service type, area or name of organisation.
Development of the Child and Youth Directory (CYD)
The Child and Youth Directory evolved early in 2015 from the joining of three projects. The projects identified that simpler access to information about services would help both people using the services and service providers. The projects were:
- Bayside Medicare Local (BML) Child and Families Directory project
- Youth Services Directory project from the School Focused Youth Services (SFYS) program, and
- Youth Mental Health Suicide Prevention project - a partnership of BML and community agencies.
The Mornington Peninsula Child and Youth Directory project has been funded in late 2015 by Peninsula SFYS and Family Life. It has been developed by working with community agencies and services.
The MPCYD partnership acknowledges the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land covered by the directory. We pay our respect to the people, their culture, and their Elders past, present and future, and uphold their relationship to this land.
The MPCYD partnership acknowledges and thanks the CYD Executive Committee (includes representative from Bayside City Council, City of Glen Eira, City of Kingston, City of Port Phillip and City of Stonnington and Family Life) for sharing of the Child and Youth Directory branding and information.
The Child and Youth Directory acknowledges the Peninsula Model Vulnerable Children, Youth and Families Alliance in developing a directory that would meet the needs of the community and service providers. The Child and Youth Directory design was based upon the innovative work of Wyndham City Council Youth Services.
The information on the Mornington Peninsula Child and Youth Directory is...