Creativity and Innovation
The Panel: www.communities.wa.gov.au/communities-in-focus/youth/Pages/default.aspx
The Panel, gives young people the opportunity to share their views directly with government agencies and organisations. Young people are encouraged to communicate their own ideas and are invited to get involved in all types of activities.
Propel Youth Arts: www.propel.org.au
Propel Youth Arts WA is the peak body for youth arts in Western Australia dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to engage in the Arts.
United Nations: undesadspd.org/Youth.aspx
The United Nation recognizes that the imagination, ideals and energies of young people are vital for the continuing development of the societies in which they live. They encourage young people to get involved in various was to create a safer and better society for everyone.
YACWA’s vision for WA is one that celebrates and engages young people in all aspects of the community. They encourage young people to get involved in community organisations, government decision making processes or to just have fun with their projects and programs.
Foundation for Young Australians: www.fya.org.au
FYA believe young people are ambitious, creative and capable of rethinking the world and solving tomorrow’s problems today. FYA is all about backing the next generation of young people who are going to rethink the world and create a better future.
Conservation Council of WA: http://www.ccwa.org.au/
CCWA’s vision is to have communities living sustainably in our unique WA environment. With a mission to increase community awareness on conservation and encourage action for conservation throughout WA.
Conservation Volunteers: www.conservationvolunteers.com.au/book/search/results
Conservation Volunteers believe in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment through promotion of environmental volunteering opportunities.
Perth City Farm: perthcityfarm.org.au
Perth City Farm believes in working together to create greener cities and sustainable landscapes for the future. Their Urban farm provides a place to have a coffee, participate in workshops and learn about sustainable landscapes.
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre: www.kanyanawildlife.org.au
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to wildlife conservation. They care for sick, injured, orphaned, and displaced wildlife; breed threatened species; conduct training and research; and educate schools and community.
Beyond Blue: www.beyondblue.org.au
Beyond Blue is a national depression initiative that provides information and support for those suffering from depression or anxiety.
Reach Out: au.reachout.com
Reach Out is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, where you can get the help you need, where and when you need it. Reach Out provides useful facts sheets, discussion forums and a community atmosphere designed to discuss any issues or concerns in a safe and anonymous environment.
Headspace Midland: www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-midland
Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. The midland location brings together a wide range of service providers, so they are able to provide support for physical health, mental health, drug and alcohol and/or education or vocational needs.
DrinkWise Australia is an organisation focused on promoting change towards a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia. It provides support and information about alcohol use.
Hello Sunday Morning: www.hellosundaymorning.org
Hello Sunday Morning promotes changing your relationship with alcohol one Sunday at a time. It provides support in reducing alcohol intake and creating a healthier attitude towards alcohol use.
Drug Aware: drugaware.com.au
Drug aware is a source of information about drugs, where help is available and many other topics. Meth Helpline: 1800 874 878 for free counselling and support
Save a Mate: www.saveamate.org.au/
Save a Mate promotes the health and wellbeing of young people by providing education, service and support on key current and emerging health issues, particularly those related to alcohol and other drug use and mental health.
FPWA – Sexual Health Services: www.fpwa.org.au
FPWA provides support and information about sexual health and pregnancy.
For people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Perth metropolitan area who are looking to access crisis accommodation and other support options please contact:
Crisis Care : www.dcp.wa.gov.au/crisisandemergency/pages/crisiscare.aspx
Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help.
Phone: 9223 1111 / 1800 199 008
Entry Point: www.entrypointperth.com.au
This free service provides assessment and referrals for homeless and people at risk of homelessness.
Phone: 6496 0001 / 1800 124 684
All We Need Is Right Here: www.allweneedisrighthere.org
All We Need Is Right Here is an asset based community development organisation operating within the communities of the Shire of Kalamunda.
Volunteering WA: volunteeringwa.org.au/
Volunteering WA aims to build strong communities through volunteering and provides a range of resources, services and support so that people in Western Australia are aware of and understand the nature and scope of volunteer activity.
Community Mates: www.communitymates.org
Community mates aim is to provide opportunity for people to volunteer with their friends thereby making volunteering an easy, fun and social activity.
Additional Youth Services
Youth Legal Services: www.youthlegalserviceinc.com.au
Youth Legal Service is a Community Legal Centre that provides free and confidential legal services to young people in Western Australia.
Department of Aboriginal Affairs: www.daa.wa.gov.au
The Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs aims to improve the delivery of services and social benefits to Indigenous communities.
Australian Youth Mentoring Network: aymn.org.au/
The Australian Youth Mentoring Network is a national hub for youth mentoring research, tools and resources. If you are interested in being or finding a mentor youth mentoring AYMN can assist you.
KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. Eligible youth aged 5–18 years can apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees. More information is available here