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Youth Support
Links and Information for Veterans, First Responders Families

Police Citizens Youth Clubs for kids (PCYC)
PCYC or Police Citizens Youth Clubs for kids in Australia gives the youth opportunities through recreational and educational programs.  By organising programs that aim to provide a safe and proactive environment for kids, toddlers, and teens to hone and maximise their skills. The PCYC also aims to aid in crime prevention as it is said that young people are most often at risk of being influenced and being victims of offenders. 
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Activities Near you for youth

Select from 45,000+ kids activities across Australia in a suburb near you.

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Australian First Responder Foundation

Supports Emergency First Responders and their families through peer support, education, and wellbeing retreats.

AVCAT supports the children & grandchildren of Australian Veterans with the cost of tertiary education.

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Barnardos Youth Program

Barnardos offer young people their voice to be heard and assist to prevent youth homelessness by re-connecting young people with their families, community and education, giving them the tools and resilience to deal with life’s challenges.

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Beyond Blue

Free telephone and online counselling service  24/7 for everyone in Australia.  Online programs,  resources and forums to connect with people going through the same concerns.

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Children of Parents with Mental Illness

COPMI developed information for children, young people, parents, and their family and friends about parents and parenting with a mental illness to support the wellbeing of children and young people.

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Dolly's Dream

Dolly’s Dream is committed to changing the culture of bullying by addressing the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide, through education and direct support to young people and families.

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Fortem Australia

Fortem’s wellbeing resources support first responders and their families.

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KIDS Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

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HeadSpace

Headspace provides counselling, programs, activities and support for mental health and wellbeing, and to help you navigate life's challenges

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Kookaburra Kids - First Responders

First Responders program is designed to assist participants to understand not only their own mental health and wellbeing, but the mental health implications their parents may face just going to work and serving their community. 

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Kookaburra Kids - Defence Force

The program dedicated to supporting the unique needs of children from serving and ex-serving ADF families

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Legacy

Legacy cares for the families of Australian Defence Force men and women who have lost their lives or their health as a result of their service.

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Life without Barriers

Youth justice services support young people to gain the life skills they need to disrupt anti-social or offending behaviour, to access meaningful employment and help them to recognise that they are valued members of the community. 

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Mates4Mates

Provides support and connection for families of veterans or current ADF members.

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Mission Australia

Mission Australia helps to provide the security, care and support that is so vital to the development of children and young people and strengthening communities. 

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MOOD Gym

Moodgym provides training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) which is a recommended treatment for depression and anxiety disorders in the clinical practice guidelines published by Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

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Open Arms Children Support

Open Arms provides counselling to families and children of all ages, as well as training and resources

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Reach OUT

ReachOut is a safe place where young people can openly express themselves, get a deeper understanding and perspective on what’s happening in their lives, connect with people who will provide judgement-free support, and build the resilience to manage their challenges now and in the future.

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Red Cross Justice

Red Cross aims is to improve the lives of offenders and their families and to contribute to improved community outcomes.

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Youth Services has a range of programs for young people, their families and the community.

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The Partners of Veterans

A nationwide support network for partners of past and present members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their Allies, P.V.A. offers:-

Support – Friendship – Information – Understanding

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UN Youth Australia

National youth-led organisation that aims to educate and empower young Australians on global issues. All of the work that we do is rooted in the belief that young people can and do make a difference in their communities. We foster ideas and innovation, and we give young people the inspiration and support they need to create change.

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Veteran Mentors 

Veteran Mentors is a veteran owned and operated business, delivering structured military inspired - holistic programs for Australian youth and families.  Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/veteranmentors 

YMCA
YMCA empowers youth and provides a wide range of programs and services each year in over 500 communities.
Links to Government Youth and Families support, Information and Resources
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Aust Govt Raising Children

Information, Resource, tips, ideas and support options, including education and navigating challenges in day-to-day life.

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DVA Family Support

DVA providing pensions, education schemes and payments to support the eligible family members of veterans..

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ACT Youth Support

Information, Resource, tips, ideas and support options, including education and navigating challenges in day-to-day life.

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NSW Youth Support

Information, Resource, tips, ideas and support options, including education and navigating challenges in day-to-day life.

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SA Youth Support

Information, Resource, tips, ideas and support options, including education and navigating challenges in day-to-day life.

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NT Youth Support

Information, Resource, tips, ideas and support options, including education and navigating challenges in day-to-day life.

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TAS Youth Support

Information, Resource, tips, ideas and support options, including education and navigating challenges in day-to-day life.

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QLD Youth Support

Information, Resource, tips, ideas and support options, including education and navigating challenges in day-to-day life.

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VIC Youth Support

Information, Resource, tips, ideas and support options, including education and navigating challenges in day-to-day life.

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WA Youth Support

Information, Resource, tips, ideas and support options, including education and navigating challenges in day-to-day life.

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Services Australia

Payments and services to help with the cost of raising a child. Information about child care and child support. Help for teenagers becoming independent.

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Understanding Child Support

Child support is a payment made by one or both parents to the other to help with the cost of looking after the children.

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