YOUNG PEOPLE

4260 Meander Valley Road, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia

Ashley Youth Detention Centre is located near Deloraine in the North of the State and houses youth juvenile offenders of both sexes aged 10-18 years old.

It has a 51 bed capacity and comprises four accommodation units – Bronte, Huon, Franklin and Liffey.

Visiting days and times:

Wednesday: 12.00pm – 3.15pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am – 3.15pm

Visits must be booked in advance, bookings can be made during normal business hours Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.

Mailing address: 4260 Meander Valley Highway, Deloraine TAS 7304

Australia

The Australian Childhood Foundation provide counselling to children and young people who have been affected by family violence.

Children and young people can access this service if they:

  • are 17 years of age or younger
  • have been affected by family violence at home
  • are not in foster car or kinship care
  • have a parent, carer or significant adult who can support them through counselling
  • are not currently involved in another similar counselling service
175 Collins St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Baptcare is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. In Tasmania, Baptcare Gateway connects families with vulnerable children, young people and people with a disability to specialist family and disability support services within their community.

46 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
(03) 6336 2867(03) 6336 2867
(03) 6336 2886

CAMHS is available to young people who require assistance in managing emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. Can assist with depression, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders, compulsive behaviours, fears and phobias, hallucination and delusional thinking, sleeping problems and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

46 Mount Street, Burnie, Tasmania, 7320, Australia

CAMHS is available to young people who require assistance in managing emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. Can assist with depression, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders, compulsive behaviours, fears and phobias, hallucination and delusional thinking, sleeping problems and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

26 Clare Street, New Town, Tasmania, Australia

CAMHS is available to young people who require assistance in managing emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. Can assist with depression, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders, compulsive behaviours, fears and phobias, hallucination and delusional thinking, sleeping problems and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Ashfield, NSW, 2131, Australia
1800 688 0091800 688 009
(02) 9716 8000(02) 9716 8000
(02) 9716 8159

The service aims to alleviate child abuse by providing support to parents, carers and families. National, confidential telephone service offering support, information, crisis intervention and referral.

Division within the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services which holds the statutory responsibility for intervening legally to protect child from abuse and neglect by their parents or other carers. Any suspected circumstances of child abuse can be reported.

Tasmania, Australia

Contact change over service run by Relationships Australia. Parents are assessed prior to acceptance into program. Not suitable for high risk parties. Provides planning, negotiation and setting up of contact arrangements, facilitated changeover and supported contact visits. Service offers separate appointments for both parents; privacy and confidentiality; separate entrances and exits for each parent. Clients need to arrange an appointment with co-ordinator. Cost is mean tested.

Offices are located all around the state.

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is a one stop shop for online safety.

The Office provides Australians with a range of up to date information and resources, coupled with a comprehensive complaints system to assist children who experience serious cyberbullying.

If you have a complaint arising from a State Public School, you should first raise the issue with the school. If there is no resolution, you can contact the Education Department Learning Services in your area.

If you have a complaint arising from a State Public School, you should first raise the issue with the school. If there is no resolution, you can contact the Education Department Learning Services in your area.

If you have a complaint about an issue arising from a State Public School, you should first raise the issue with the school. If there is no resolution, you can contact the Education Department Learning Services in your area.

1 Pine Avenue, Upper Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Family Planning Tasmania provides sexual and reproductive health services through bulk billing clinics, school education programs, training and health promotion activities.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 5pm.

269 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Family Planning Tasmania provides sexual and reproductive health services through bulk billing clinics, school education programs, training and health promotion activities.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

421 Main Road, Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia

Family Planning Tasmania provides sexual and reproductive health services through bulk billing clinics, school education programs, training and health promotion activities.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Department of Health and Human Services Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. This service is part of the safe at home initiative (http://www.safeathome.tas.gov.au/).

22 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The Foster Carer’s Association of Tasmania (FCAT) is a member of the Australian Foster and Kinship Carers Partnership. They provide support and assistance for foster carers, kinship carers and people interested in becoming carers.

Services Provided by FCAT:

  • 24 hour phone support
  • Regular newsletters
  • Meetings
  • Social Activities
  • Annual conference
  • Support during case planning
  • Support during family conferences
  • Advocacy and support for carers through the Foster Care Advocacy and Support Team (FAST)
  • Telephone support and referral service
73 Federal Street, North Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Free and confidential trauma counselling and support service for children and young people under 18, specialising in child sexual abuse and problem sexual behaviour in children under 13. Also provides counselling and support for parents and carers.

Can assist individuals and families through the provision of information and advice, brief intervention and referral to appropriate services. Works with families from all cultural backgrounds, provides family support where a disability may be present. Offers an Integrated Family support Service (IFSS), Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS), family support for Grandparents and Relatives raising children.

49 Liverpool St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

A free, youth-focused mental health service for young people aged 12-25. A team of professionals specialising in health related issues can help.

Opening hours: Thursday 9am – 5pm. Appointment on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

49 Liverpool St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. For young people aged 12-25yrs.

Headspace can help with: general health, mental health and counselling, education, employment, alcohol and other drug services.

Corner of Brisbane and Wellington Streets, Launceston
(03) 6335 3100(03) 6335 3100
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(03) 6335 3127

A free, youth-focused mental health service for young people aged 12-25. A team of professionals specialising in health related issues can help.

PO Box 576 Glenorchy Tasmania 7010

Provides respite care for children aged 0-18 years, as well as providing short term care for up to 28 days and long term care for children under Protection Orders.

There is also a living-in program for 16-25 year olds.

Free confidential and anonymous 24 hr telephone and on-line counselling service for children and young people aged between 5-25 years.

The office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner leads online safety education for the Australian Government and protects Australian children when they experience cyber bullying by administering a complaints scheme.

This office also deals with complaints about prohibited online content.

436 Main Road, Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia

Options is a mediation and counselling service for young people aged 10-21 and their families or caregivers. The Option program offers group sessions for families experiencing conflict or relationship issues, individual counselling appointments for family members facing personal difficulties.

18 Watchorn Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Run by Anglicare Tasmania, Options is a mediation and counselling service for young people aged 10-21 and their carers. Offers family counselling for families experiencing conflict or relationship issues and individual counselling for family members facing personal difficulties.

The Attorney General’s Department helps parents or guardians whose children are being retained in another country, by another person, without their consent.

Applications can be made to the department for grants to cover overseas legal and other costs for the return of children to Australia.

6 Strahan Street, South Burnie, TAS, 7320, Australia

Reconnect is an Anglicare program which supports young people, aged between 12-18 years, in North-West Tasmania to reconcile with their families.

Reconnect is a free program that can be used to build bridges with family. Reconnect can help with:

  • One to one counselling
  • Mediation
  • Support and encouragement
  • Opportunities to get involved with education, training, work and community activities
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