1. Youth Support and Opportunities



    Services/programs

      Activities & Events

    • Arts on the Peninsula (MPS)

      Provides a list of events and what's on in the local area. Visit ...

      Contact: (03) 5950 1716

      Provided by: Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS)

    • Activities, recreation and creative classes (Rye Community Beach House)

      Provides a range of activities, recreation and creative classes in the local area. Ranging from...

      Provided by: Rye Beach Community Centre

    • Community and Neighbourhood Houses (MPS)

      Provides a list of local community and neighbourhood houses - see the Facilities Directory...

      Contact: 1300 850 600

      Provided by: Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS)

    • MP Music Network (MPS)

      Provides a website that advocates and supports all music for all people of all ages. The network...

      Contact: 5976 1491

      Provided by: Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS)

    • Direct Support

    • Psychology & Counselling (Peninsula Health Community Health)

      Provides support to people experiencing stress and anxiety; sadness and depression; grief and...

      Contact: 1300 665 781 (Community Health -...

      Provided by: Peninsula Health Community Health...

    • Services for Families (Family Life)

      Provides a variety of services to  children, youth and families. This includes counselling,...

      Contact: 8599 5433

      Provided by: Family Life

    • Youth Health Clinic (headspace)

      Provides a bulk billing general practice clinic with male and female GP’s that can assist...

      Contact: 9769 6419

      Provided by: headspace Frankston

    • 24 hour Youthline and Counselling Service (Gambler's Help Southern)

      Provides a 24 hour youthline to help  young people who are experiencing issues with...

      Contact: 1800 858 858 or 1800 262 376 (24...

      Provided by: Gambler's Help Southern - Youthline

    • Children’s and Adolescent Services (Peninsula Health)

      Provides family-centred care for children and adolescents up to the age of 16. Services include...

      Contact: 1300 665 781 (Access) or 9784 7777

      Provided by: Peninsula Health Community Health...

    • Counselling for young people (headspace)

      Provides up to 6 counselling sessions with a Better Access counsellor.

      Provided by: headspace Frankston

    • Dental Services - Community Dental Services (PHCH)

      Provides free and low cost dental services to the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula community....

      Contact: 9784 8184

      Provided by: Peninsula Health Community Health...

    • Employment assistance & alternative education options (BSL)

      Provides support to young people who are looking for help with education and employment. Also...

      Contact: 8781 5900

      Provided by: Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL)

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Hands on Health Services

      Provides a variety of services to disadvantaged young people. Services include chiropractic,...

      Contact: 0459 366 767

      Provided by: Hands on Health Clinics

    • Mental Health Outreach and Support Service for youth (Mentis Assist)

      Provides support to young people who have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness. Also...

      Contact: 1300 636 847 or 5970 5000

      Provided by: Mentis Assist (fka Peninsula...

    • Therapeutic Groups (headspace)

      Provides a range therapeutic groups through the school year at various venues.

      Provided by: headspace Frankston

    • Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) services (Y-PARC) (Mind, Peninsula Health and Mentis Assist)

      Provides Y-PARC Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) services (a collaboration between...

      Provided by: MIND Australia

    • Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS)

      Provides a range of programs and services for young people aged 12 to 21 years who are...

      Contact: 9770 5622

      Provided by: Youth Support + Advocacy Service...

    • Leadership & Advisory

    • YMCA Southern Peninsula Youth Services

      Provides a range of leadership and mentoring programs for young people - includes: Weekly Youth...

      Contact: 0448 916 724

      Provided by: YMCA Southern Peninsula Youth Services

    • Peer Support & Community Support

    • TRY Mentoring for young people (TRY)

      Provides mentoring opportunities for young people aged 7 to 20 (volunteers who wish to be a...

      Contact: 8545 9504

      Provided by: TRY Australia

    • Art Therapy Group Programs (Empowered Art Therapy)

      Provides mental health and wellbeing through the Healing Arts. Groups Programs and individual...

      Contact: 0450 253 990 or 0450 253 990

      Provided by: Empowered Art Therapy

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Bush Boys Cook Group (Mental Illness Fellowship)

      Provides an opportunity for male participants to join together to investigate the great...

      Contact: 5986 0800

      Provided by: MI Fellowship (fka Mental Illness...

    • Community Garden - Social Group (MI Fellowship)

      Provides an opportunity to be apart of a social community garden. Groups are for carers and...

      Contact: 9784 6800

      Provided by: MI Fellowship (fka Mental Illness...

    • Community Support Services (Mornington Community Information and Support Centre Inc)

      Provides a range of services including tax help, financial counselling services and...

      Contact: 5975 1644

      Provided by: Mornington Community Information...

    • Community Support Services (SPCSIC)

      Provides a range of services that are accessible at the  Southern Peninsula Community...

      Contact: 5986 1285

      Provided by: Southern Peninsula Community...

    • Community Support Services (Western Port)

      Provides a range of services including tax help, financial counselling services and...

      Contact: 5979 2762

      Provided by: Western Port Community Support

    • Core of Life services (YFER Youth and Family Education Resources)

      Provides pregnancy and parenting education to pre-conceptual teens and young parents in school or...

      Contact: 0400026056

      Provided by: Core of Life

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Eating Disorder Helpline and Support Groups (EDV)

      Provides a recovery support group for young people with an eating disorder who are taking steps...

      Contact: 1300 550 236

      Provided by: Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV)

    • Family Life Tootgarook House (Family Life)

      Provides a safe and relaxed place for  local people to maintain and develop community...

      Contact: 9784 0650 or 5985 1297

      Provided by: Family Life

    • Ladies who Latte (MI Fellowship)

      Provides a coffee group called “Ladies who Latte” which meets weekly at a local...

      Contact: 9784 6800 (Enquiries: Frankston...

      Provided by: MI Fellowship (fka Mental Illness...

    • Monthly Coffee Catch Up (MI Fellowship)

      Provides an opportunity for all young people in the community to share information amongst other...

      Contact: 9784 6800

      Provided by: MI Fellowship (fka Mental Illness...

    • Volunteering Opportunities (Mornington Peninsula Shire MPS)

      Provides an online database of local organisations that offer volunteering opportunities. Search...

      Provided by: Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS)

    • Phone & Web

    • 24 hour Counselling Online (Turning Point)

      Provides a free 24/7 online counselling service to people who are experiencing or may be...

      Contact: 1800 888 236

      Provided by: Turning Point

    • 24 hour Kids Helpline and WebChat

      Provides 24 hour emergency crisis support, phone counselling and web chat to young people...

      Contact: 1800 551 800

      Provided by: Kids Helpline

    • 24 hour telephone Support (beyondblue)

      Provides over the phone support to young people experiencing signs of depression and...

      Contact: 1300 22 4636

      Provided by: beyondblue

    • Alcohol and other Drug Counselling (Stepping Up)

      Provides counselling to individuals, partners and/ or families affected by alcohol or other drug...

      Contact: 1800 828 466 or 1800 888 236

      Provided by: Stepping Up

    • Ask Someone (Integrated Family Violence Executive)

      Provides a website that  has been designed to help you, or someone you know who has...

      Provided by: Integrated Family Violence Executive

    • CONNECTEDSPACE (Relationships Australia Victoria)

      Provides a range of information and advice about youth issues via an interactive website. Young...

      Provided by: Relationships Australia Victoria

    • Helpline (Mental Illness Fellowship)

      Provides a h elpline for people with a mental illness, their families, carers and friends,...

      Contact: 8486 4222

      Provided by: MI Fellowship (fka Mental Illness...

    • Mental Health online resources (ReachOut.com)

      Provides online resources, apps guides, tools, fact sheets, stories and information for young...

      Provided by: ReachOut.com

    • myfuture Career Bullseyes (Education Services Australia)

      Provides an online website that helps you take the first steps to managing your career. Discover...

      Provided by: Education Services Australia

    • Smiling Mind Meditation Program

      Provides a web-based meditation program for young people.

      Provided by: Smiling Mind

    • Telephone support and online counselling (GriefLine)

      Provides counselling support services free of charge to individuals and families....

      Contact: National (03) 9935 7400 for helpline

      Provided by: Griefline Community and Family...

    • Women's Online Chat (WIRE)

      Provides live online chat to support women with  information, support and referrals -...

      Contact: 1300 134 130

      Provided by: Women’s Information and Referral...

    • Women’s Support Line (WIRE)

      Provides over the phone support to young women in the Mornington Peninsula.

      Contact: 1300 134 130

      Provided by: Women’s Information and Referral...

    • Youth Central (DHHS)

      Provides an online website and resources targeting young people aged 12-25 which includes all...

      Provided by: Youth Central (DHHS)

    • Youth Support (The Line)

      Provides a website for young people which talks about relationships, gender, sex, bystander...

      Contact: 1800 695 463 (1800 MYLINE)

      Provided by: The Line (Our Watch)

    • Youth Support and Opportunities

    • FMP Youth Pathways

      Provides young people with a list of various employment and education options available to them...

      Contact: 8679 3422

      Provided by: FMP Youth Pathways

    • Peninsula Health Youth Services (Peninsula Health)

      Provides centre-based support and outreach to young people who are experiencing problems...

      Contact: 1300 665 781 (intake) or 1800 642...

      Provided by: Peninsula Health Community Health...

    • Youth Services Peninsula (SalvoCare Eastern)

      Provides a range of services for young people. Finding Solutions Provides a diversionary program...

      Contact: 9781 0188

      Provided by: SalvoCare Eastern (The Salvation Army)

      Referral by: Referrals for this program can be made from the young...

    • Centrelink Services (Centrelink)

      Provides young people, families, job seekers, students and trainees with information about its...

      Provided by: Centrelink

    • Clothes 4 U

      Provides free  good quality clothing, accessories and toiletries to women and gi rls...

      Contact: 0490 058 596

      Provided by: Clothes 4 U Inc Rosebud Boutique

    • Dress For Success Mornington Peninsula

      Provides free outfits to women and girls for work interviews or other important events;...

      Contact: 9770 0220

      Provided by: Dress for Success

      Referral by: Other

    • Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (Peninsula Health Community Health PHCH)

      Provides a range of sexual and reproductive health services - services include:...

      Contact: 1300 665 781

      Provided by: Peninsula Health Community Health...

    • Sexual Assault Report Anonymously (SARA) (SECASA)

      Provides an anonymous way to report sexual assault and harassment online. People do not report...

      Contact: 9594 2289 (24 hr)

      Provided by: South Eastern Centre Against Sexual...

    • YoDDA Youth Drug & Alcohol Advice Helpline (YSAS)

      Provides free advice over the phone to young people who need help with alcohol or drug related...

      Contact: 1800 458 685 (24 hour free helpline)

      Provided by: Youth Support + Advocacy Service...