Youth Focus is an independent WA-based not-for-profit working to stop youth suicide. We support young Western Australians and their families by offering a range of free and unlimited expert mental health services to help them overcome the issues associated with suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm. Youth Focus counsellors help young people build resilience and empower them with the tools they need to navigate mental health issues now and in the future.
Assisting 12 to 25 year olds, we operate out of offices in Burswood, Rockingham, Joondalup, Geraldton, Albany and Bunbury. With counsellors on site at more than 40 high schools across the state, young people can access free, unlimited, intensive, one-on-one counselling at their closest office, at their school or, when circumstances dictate, at a venue convenient to them. We also provide family counselling services in order to support families to help their young person who is dealing with mental ill-health.
In addition to counselling, Youth Focus offers a range of mental health support services including mentoring and peer support and plays a leading role in improving the mental health literacy of the community through our school, workplace and community mental health awareness training.