Reach Out! is a service that helps young people get through tough times. It provides information and support on a range of issues including depression and ...
Homepage of Youth Action and Policy Association NSW (YAPA) - resources for young people & youth workers in NSW, Australia.
Commission for Children and Young people
Concerned with the safety, welfare and well-being of children, the promotion of healthy relationships between children, families and communities and the ...
NSW is the NSW Government's website for young people and workers in the youth field.
Youth News – Infoxchange Australia
An online interactive news board for young people, youth workers, and youth studies researchers in Victoria.
The NSW Ombudsman encourages good conduct and fair decision making by ... The YLO's role is to talk to youth workers and young people about the Ombudsman.
A guide to street rights for under 18s
This site outlines your rights on the streets of NSW. It's been put together by the NSW Legal Aid Commission.
An excellent site if you want to check out your legal rights. There's also a section on what the laws are for kids living in NSW.
Legal Aid HelpLine
Info about the free legal aid helpline for children and young people (1800 101 810) - plus a link to 'Get Street Smart', which has info about your rights.
Legal Help: Law for Young People
This site from the Law Society of NSW offers fast help with a range of legal issues, a regular publication called Legal Eagle and details on how to run Mock Trial competitions. They have a free-call number: 1800 357 300.
National Children's & Youth Law Centre Provides free legal information, advice and representation to children and young people in Australia, particularly to disadvantaged young people under 18 years of age. Phone: 02 9398 7488.
NSW Association for Adolescent Health
You may also be interested in the Youth Health Service Directory page that provides an up to date list of the Youth Health Services throughout NSW and the ...
Alcohol and Drug Services – Australian Drug Information Network
NSW service seeker directory – Select area and service keyword, e.g. "alcohol/drug", "methadone", "needles", "youth"; NSW Government Directory of Treatment ...
Make A Noise has lots of good stuff about dealing with depression, anxiety and mental illness. The rest of the site also has no-nonsense advice about healthy living.
Sexual Assault and Abuse:
NSW Department of Community Services
The NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS) promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and works to build stronger families and communities. To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the DoCS Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours / 7 days)
NSW Rape Crisis Centre
NSW Rape Crisis is a state-wide twenty four hour telephone and online crisis, support and referral service for women who have experienced sexual violence.
A NSW counselling service that deals with Child Sexual Assault. In the Sydney area phone 9797 6733. Outside Sydney call 1800 654 119 (freecall).
Music/ arts /events:
Bankstown Youth Development Service
BYDS initiates arts and cultural projects to create strong and sustainable communities in the Bankstown Area. Check out their website for their current programs and how to get involved.
If you're interested or involved in entertainment for young people visit this site. Indent can also help you with funding for an event.
National Youth Week
National Youth Week happens in April. It's your chance to get involved with art, music and other events involving young people.
Creating space for young people... noise is an innovative website where you find out more about art and music... develop your creative side!
My Space profile of local youth artist, Singer and Song Writer, Kane Leo. Kane has written and recorded the song "Colours" as heard on the opening page of this website. Support local talent and discover mind blowing original music with inspirational messages.
Drugs and alcohol:
There's lots of interactive news, views and info on smoking, alcohol and drugs on this site. There's also stuff for teachers and families.
How much does smoking cost you? What does it do to your body? What do they put in a cigarette? Take an interactive journey and find out the answers.
The Drug Smart Z-card
This new drug and alcohol information card for young people dispels common myths about some of the drugs that young people may encounter and provides accurate information on drug and alcohol related issues.
Taking IT Global (TIG)
TIG encourages young people to believe in themselves & their ability to make a difference in the world, through the use of technology and creating meaningful experiences for young people around the world.
Triple J is the national youth radio network of the ABC - lots of cool new music, games, festivals info and more.
YGas features a wide variety of youth sector announcements, notices, resources, events, networking opportunities & publicity from all over the country, as well as news on the latest site update.
All the lowdown you need to know about being young and living in NSW.
The Youth Portal is a new web site for young people. It provides quick and easy access to useful information for young people.
Feeling down? The Beyond Blue website to help you or a friend through depression.
Bullying at school
Bullying at school is not on. If you're having problems or need some help, check out the Lawstuff site. Go to 'bullying' in the Quick Topic list.
Bullying. No Way!
We all have the right to learn in a safe and supportive school environment that values diversity. If you're having problems or need some help, check out this site.
Bursting the Bubble
A website to help you deal with tough problems at home.
Foundation for Young Australians
This site has information about scholarships and grants for young people and organisations that work with them. Check it out if you know of a service or program that helps young people with problems, has excelled in a particular area and wants some help to go further or are interested in developing leadership skills.
Kids Help Line
Kids Help Line is a confidential counseling service for kids aged 5 to 18. It's free and confidential. You can e-mail them or phone them on 1800 55 1800.
Focuses on giving today's young people the confidence and the skills to create a better tomorrow.
A great site if you or a friend need help. There's also lots of fun things to do.
What's the story: Media Forum for young people
A report on this has been written as a media guide for young people, with lots of practical advice about how to get your side of the story heard.
It's all about You(th)
The Credit Union Services Corporation Australia has a publication you can download with info for young people on budgeting, saving, credit cards, loans and other financial stuff.
All you need to know about buying, renting and using credit - from the NSW Department of Fair Trading.
Some handy fact sheets from the Redfern Legal Centre to step you through getting a place, signing a lease and sorting out any problems.
If you're looking for work or studying, you're probably eligible for the Youth Allowance. Check out Centrelink's site to find out.
When Love Hurts
Advice, stories and help for girls and their relationships.
Check out this great program to get Aussies - young and old - involved in sport and healthy living.
This site has all you need to know about sport - including the latest news and results in the sports you follow.
All the background you need to work out if an apprenticeship is the right direction for you.
You don't have to put up with bullying in the workplace. The ACTU is working to stamp it out. Check out their site to find out more.
Need to get some extra skills before you can land that job? Check out the TAFE Handbook and see what's available at your local TAFE college.
Worksite for Students
Find out what you can expect from your workplace and what your boss can expect from you.
Australian Clearing House For Youth Studies
Youth Studies Australia is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal. The site is for anyone needing quick access to information on young people.