YouthReach South

The YouthReach South mental health service aims to improve the function and quality of life for young people with complex mental health needs who live in the south metropolitan area.

The service provides counselling, therapy and case management to young people aged 13 to 24 years with mental health issues who live in the south metropolitan area and experience barriers to accessing mainstream services.

These barriers typically include:

  • homelessness
  • limited support networks
  • cultural barriers
  • marginalisation due to diverse sexuality and gender.

The welcoming, trauma-informed, and flexible approach of this service supports young people during the assessment and treatment of their mental health issues.

Integrated triage and entry processes exist between YouthReach South and North Metropolitan Health Service’s YouthLink and Youth Axis (external site). A triage officer will link the young person to the best service to meet their need.

Services

YouthReach South offers the following:

  • assessment
  • intensive case management and psychosocial support
  • assertive outreach
  • evidence based counselling, psychotherapy and psycho-education
  • transitional support
  • consultative advice and support to other agencies including collaborative clinical interventions and projects
  • in-reach to the statewide homeless youth facility Ngatti, including:
    • comprehensive psychiatric care
    • prescription of medication
    • metabolic screening
    • depot injection administration.

These services are provided by:

  • clinical psychologists
  • social workers
  • clinical nurses
  • Aboriginal mental health practitioners.

Limited psychiatry services are also available.

Clinical services are delivered in a variety of settings to best support the young person’s needs and/or stage of engagement, including:

  • home
  • community organisations
  • inpatient settings
  • the service’s offices.

Referral information

Integrated triage and entry processes exist between YouthReach South and North Metropolitan Health Service’s YouthLink and Youth Axis (external site).

Referrals are accepted from a variety of sources, including:

  • self and family
  • community members
  • community managed organisations
  • mental health services
  • general practitioners
  • emergency departments
  • private practitioners.

Referrals and inquiries can be made through any of the following:

Contact us

Telephone reception on (08) 9499 4274

Fax: (08) 9287 5780

Location

Level 2, 25 Wentworth Parade, Success WA 6164

Opening hours

8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday