Supporting young people experiencing hardship.
Peninsula Health’s Youth Services offer support to young people who are experiencing problems with alcohol and drug use, people who use violence in the home or who are at risk of homelessness as well as corresponding issues with family, relationships, mental health, school, bullying, employment etc.
We offer a friendly and open approach and won’t judge young people for the choices they make. Young people can come in as individuals or with friends and family members if they prefer.
Our youth counsellors can support young people (12 – 24 years) if they have concerns with drug and alcohol use. We can support them to make the changes they want including reduction, safe using, detox, withdrawal and abstinence. We provide an outreach service within the local community, including schools, cafes, and youth centres.
We offer support for young people (12 – 24 years) who are at risk of homelessness: those who are couch surfing or whose home is unsafe and/or unstable.
Family Workers for youth (12 – 18 years) and their parents where the adolescents are violent in the home. This program offers support to young people to stop their violent behaviour and help parents regain a sense of safety in the home. Services include 1:1 outreach, family therapy, group work and case management.
Youth Violence Workers
The Youth Violence Worker supports young people (12 – 21 years) who want to address their anger, violence, alcohol and drug use.
Needle Syringe Program
Needle Syringe Program (NSP) For injecting drug users – we provide safe injecting equipment, referral and information. Phone 9781 1622. Phone 1800 642 287.
Who can use the service?
Young people, their family members and/or friends who are having problems with their alcohol and other drug use.
DirectLine provides 24-hour, 7-day counselling, information and referral on 1800 888 236.
Frankston Integrated Health Centre
Frankston VIC 3199
Melways Reference: 100A G11
Tel: 1300 665 781
Fax: (03) 9784 2309