Youth Support Services – Derby/ West Kimberley

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Marooloo Child Sexual Response Service

Support Service

The Marooloo Child Sexual Abuse Response Service provides support and education to children, individuals, families and communities in Derby.

The program caters to children who have suffered or are at risk of sexual abuse. It also provides education to families and communities. Although the program operates from a central office, outreach services to communities in the Derby region are provided.

The program operates under the guidance of an Elder Women’s Advisory Group and an inclusive reference group.

Services include:

  • Culturally appropriate counselling and healing for children who are victims of sexual abuse and their families
  • Education, both one-on-one and in groups, that teaches children and their families:
  • How to spot and avoid potential danger
  • How to minimise risk of sexual abuse
  • What avenues are available to them if they are exposed to sexual abuse in any capacity
  • General life skills
  • Training for adults and parents that raises their awareness of child sexual abuse in the wider community, and raises their understanding of its impact
  • Group activities and courses that encourage the community to unite and take responsibility for ensuring that children are not sexually abused

HOURS: 

  • Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

AddressNgunga Women's Resource Centre, on Loch Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9193 1455
Website urlhttps://www.anglicarewa.org.au/get-help/sexual-abuse-support-services/marooloo-child-sexual-response-service

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Victim Support Service Derby

Support Service

The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers.

Services available to victims of crime include:

  • Counselling and support
  • Providing information and referrals to other support services
  • Helping victims write a victim impact statement
  • Preparing and supporting victims during a court case
  • Helping victims obtain information on the status of police investigations
  • Providing support when making an application for a restraining order
  • Providing information about criminal injuries compensation
  • Helping victims understand their rights within the criminal justice system
  • Providing information on the status of convicted offenders in WA, through the Victim  Notification Register.

HOURS: 

  • Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

AddressDerby Courthouse Loch Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9191 2274
Website urlhttps://www.victimsofcrime.wa.gov.au/V/victim_support_services.aspx?uid=6434-5121-4723-5876

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Child Witness Service: Derby

Support Service

The Child Witness Service helps children and young people under 18 years of age who may need to give evidence in court. The children involved can be victims or witnesses to any criminal charge, in any court.

The Child Witness Service provides practical information and helps children and young people emotionally prepare for court. Support is provided on an individual basis. Evidence is never discussed.

The Child Witness Service does not provide counselling. However, referrals can be made to appropriate agencies when additional support is required.

The Child Witness Service aims to:

  • Reduce trauma for children giving evidence in court by appropriate preparation and support.
  • Undertake assessments of a child’s needs in relation to giving evidence and advocate for the child to receive their entitlements under the legislation.
  • Work with the WA Police Force and the Director of Public Prosecutions to ensure a child witness and their family are kept fully informed about the progress of a case through the courts
  • Help a child witness prepare a victim impact statement, even if the child is not required to give evidence

HOURS: 

  • Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

AddressDerby Courthouse Loch Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9191 2274
Website urlhttps://www.victimsofcrime.wa.gov.au/C/child.aspx?uid=3262-1115-1288-4622

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Derby Youth Cente

Youth Service

The Derby Youth service focus is about developing opportunities for innovative, safe, youth-oriented recreation, leisure and cultural activities. They also offer help to young people with complex needs around issues such as drugs and alcohol, relationships, mental health and abuse. Youth workers can respond to individual crises and offer referral to relevant services. The Youth Centre offers a comprehensive school holiday program as well as structured activities during term time such as sporting competitions, arts and crafts, music and healthy eating.  The centre is equipped with a kitchen, skate park, basketball court, computers, pool table, table tennis table and video games.

HOURS: 

  • Monday – Friday 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

AddressHardman Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9191 0999
Website urlhttps://www.sdwk.wa.gov.au/our-community/facilities/youth-centre-and-services

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Fitzroy Youth Hub

Youth Service

The Fitzroy Valley Youth Hub provides a safe place for youth (6-25years) to hangout, interact and enjoy a range of afterschool and evening activities.

The Hub presents a space for collaborative service delivery and aims to provide increased access to specialist support for young people of the Fitzroy Valley. 

Garnduwa coordinates case management, drop-in, social sporting and holiday programs from the Hub four days a week- including Friday evenings.

Address38 Bell Road
 FITZROY CROSSING WA 6765
Phone(08) 9191 5358 or 0457 770 069
Website urlhttps://www.garnduwa.com.au/fitzroy-valley-youth-hub

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Helping Minds: YoungMinds

Youth Service

YoungMinds is a program to assist families living in the Kimberley.

The program is aimed at children 0–18 years, who are experiencing emotional difficulties in their lives or are at risk of developing mental health issues.

The service provides free, practical counselling and support for young people and families for up to 12 months, introducing coping skills and how to develop your individual strengths.

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm

AddressDERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9193 6600
Emailinfo@youngminds.org.au
Website urlhttps://helpingminds.org.au/youngminds-kimberley/

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State and National Youth and Children Support Services

Kids helpline

Kids Support Service

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Kids Helpline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk to you. No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone1800 55 1800
Website urlhttps://kidshelpline.com.au/

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eheadspace

Youth Mental Health Support

eheadspace provides free online support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.

HOURS:

  •  9am - 1pm (Melbourne time)

Phone1800 650 890
Website urlhttps://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

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Rurallink

Mental Health Service

Rurallink gives easy telephone access to experienced community mental health staff, with a focus on supporting people with mental health issues. It is a confidential service that meets the needs of the community and delivering continuous care and support where needed. The service provides a single point of contact providing information, advice, assessment, and where required, referrals to other mental health services.

HOURS

  • Monday to Friday: 4.30pm – 8:30am
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 24 hours

Phone1800 552 002
Website urlhttps://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/getting-help/helplines/rurallink/

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Suicide Call Back Service

Mental Health Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Suicide Call Back Service services include telephone chat services, online chat and video chat.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone1300 659 467
Website urlhttps://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

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Beyond Blue

Mental Health Service

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Beyond Blue services includes: Telephone support, online chat, email support and online forums.

HOURS:

  • Telephone Service: 24 hours/ 7 days a week
  • Online Chat: 3pm - 12am, 7 days a week
  • Email support - get a response in 24 hours
  • Online forums - 24 Hours, 7 days a week.

Phone1300 22 4636
Website urlhttps://www.beyondblue.org.au/

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Lifeline

Mental Health Service

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They offer telephone, online chat and text support services.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone131 114
Website urlhttps://www.lifeline.org.au/

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The Samaritans

Mental Health Support

The Samaritans is a Western Australian based not for profit organisation telephone counselling for all sorts of worries including:

  • Relationship or family problems
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Financial worries or job-related anxiety
  • School, college or study-related stress
  • Illness – your own or someone you care for
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • Thoughts of suicide

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 days

Phone135 247
Emailsupport@thesamaritans.org.au
Website urlhttps://thesamaritans.org.au/

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1800RESPECT

Sexual Assault and Domestic and Family Violence Service

1800RESPECT is a confidential service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 1800RESPECT provide support for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Phone1800 737 732
Website urlhttps://www.1800respect.org.au/

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