Youth Counselling

Need to have a chat? Maybe work on some issues that you’re dealing with? Contact our Youth Counselling Team for support today!

In a counselling session, you are in a safe place and have the opportunity to discuss your challenges in a confidential environment.

The Counselling Team provides FREE counselling sessions to young people in the Wyndham City Region.

We can come to your school, or you can meet us at one of our locations.

Need more info?

Give the Youth Counselling Team a call on 8734 1355, or speak to someone at school about accessing our service but if you’re in the area; pop in and say hi at one of our locations.

Youth Services @ Youth Resource Centre – Hoppers Crossing

Youth Services @ Manor Lakes

Youth Services @ Point Cook

Youth Services @ Tarneit

Youth Services Counselling

If you have a young person you are concerned about that you feel may benefit from counselling, please read further and contact us for more information. We are a generalist counselling service for young people and provide 10 sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis for in the Wyndham municipality.

Why?

If you are feeling down, stressed, angry or confused; or have some troubles with friends or family, you can talk to one of our Youth Counsellor who can support you.  So why is counselling helpful?

  • You can be heard and supported without judgement
  • You can talk to a professional in a safe environment
  • You can talk about a range of options to help you overcome challenges
  • You can introduce positive change into your environment
  • It’s a free Service

Who?

Young people must meet the following criteria to access our Youth Counselling Services.

  • Young people aged between 12-25
  • Young people who live/work/study/recreate in Wyndham Region
  • Young people who want counselling and are aware of referral

Please note: If a young person does not meet the above criteria or are not sure if they do, please call us so that we can assist.

What?

Counselling sessions usually last from 45-60 minutes and are delivered in a safe confidential space at one of our centres or at school (If appropriate). Sessions are free and usually occur on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Usually the young person and the counsellor meet in a private and comfortable environment, however others can get invited to sessions (such as parents or partners), if the young person agrees to do so.

When?

Counselling sessions are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm

How?

Below is our process of referral and counselling sessions

If you are not sure about the process of have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Youth Counselling Team at the Youth Resource Centre on 8734 1355.

Youth Services - Youth Counselling Flowchart

Youth Support Services

The Youth Directory – Find the Right Service

If you require support services that are not on this list, visit the Youth Directory website. The Youth Directory provides young people, parents, carers and service and education providers with current information on a range of services available in the local government areas.

For further information, please contact the Youth Resource Centre on 8734 1355.

Personal Development Programs for Schools

Personal Development Programs aim to assist young people explore their positive attributes and realise their potential.

Youth Services work with local primary and secondary schools to provide developmental programs for a diverse range of young people. 

These programs cover a variety of topics including problem solving, teamwork, communication skills and recognising / managing feelings.

Our range of Personal Development Programs include:

SHINE: Body image and healthy relationships program for young women
SEA: Self-Esteem and assertiveness program for young women
LEAP: Change and resilience personal development program
STAC: Transitioning to year 7 program for grade 6 students  
DRUM BEAT: Communication and creative expression program
START: Self-Esteem and assertiveness program for young men
SEX FACTOR: Relationships, health and wellbeing class workshop for schools
HEALTHY MINDS: Mental Health and wellbeing class workshop for schools
BOOK OF STUFF: Youth support services directory workshop for schools

Please note that Youth Personal Development Programs are subject to change.

For more information, please contact Youth Services on 8734 1355, weekdays 9am to 6pm.

Family Support

Family Information Sessions

Our Family Information Sessions provides information sessions on a range of topics which allows families to have a better understanding of children and young people and parenting skills in general. All sessions are available to Wyndham City Council residents, workers and students. Families with children of all ages are invited to attend any session, including Parents, grandparents and carers.

How to book

  • Bookings are essential as there are limited places available for each session.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session to allow time to park and sign in.

Further information

For more details on Family Information Sessions, please contact the Youth Counselling Team on or email youthinwyndham@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Join our Mailing List for Parents

If you would like to receive information on upcoming Family Information Sessions and other family events in Wyndham, you can join our Parent Mailing List. Contact the Wyndham City Council Youth Counselling Team on 8734 1355 or email youthinwyndham@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

Upcoming Family Information Sessions:

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