Need HELP now ?
The following are some emergency contacts:
The Child and Youth directory has all the information you need on accessing wellbeing services in the Mornington Peninsula region or you can use the links on this pages to access specific services websites
Are you feeling down or anxious? Are you finding it difficult to sleep ?
It may help to speak to someone.
Contact headspace Frankston
headspace is able to assist you with issues around general wellbeing and mental health.
You can chat online with headspace
or any of these services may help :
If you are experiencing difficulties due to wellbeing or welfare issues the following contacts may be able to help :
Youth Resource manual – has many contacts that may be useful.
If you want help with stuff that is generally going on in your life or with finding out where to go for any other services both Frankston City Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire have youth workers you can chat to
Mornington Peninsula Youth Services has three locations – Hastings, Rosebud, Mornington.
Frankston Youth Services has a centre at Youth Central next to Frankston Library and six hangouts across the area.
Drug and Alcohol issues
If you are worried about the effects drugs and or alcohol are having on your life you can get help through :
YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service) – 97705622
YODAA– Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice
LYFT (Linking Youth and Families Together) – assists young people and their families in addressing difficulties associated with problematic alcohol use, and can support with drug related issues that also may be impacting. We are an outreach service eligible for youths between 12 and 21 and provides services such as case co-ordination, individual and family counselling, and secondary consultation to health and welfare professionals.
The medicine map can assist in navigating health issues and referral points.
Are you same sex attracted / LGBTIQ and would like some support or to join a friendly social group of young people.– Peninsula Pride has groups operating in Frankston, Mornington and Rosebud call – 97696419
Got nowhere to live ? Having hassles at home?
Salvocare have a range of services for young people at risk of/or experiencing homelessness, such as crisis accommodation, Reconnect program and Transition to Independence Centre-call – 1800825955
Heath and Dental
headspace Frankston offers free appointments with youth friendly doctors. Ring 9769 6419 to make an appointment.
Peninsula Health Community Health offers many free/affordable services including counselling, dental, drug & alcohol, nutrition, sexual health, etc. Ring the intake worker on 1300 665 781.
Financial and Debt services
Saver Plus – offers matched savings for educational purposes ( conditions apply )
For more info about local services, go to youth resource manual