Swan City Youth Service is proud to announce the commencement of our new Volatile Substance Abuse Program; Exhale - funded by the Department of the Attorney General.
Exhale is a 2 year program working with young people between the ages of 12-25 years and their families (when required) who are at risk of, or who are already using/experimenting with volatile substances and inhalants.
The program includes weekly outings supported by Holyoake and Headspace Midland to outdoor activities, cultural workshops and safe place agency visits to increase participant’s knowledge, confidence, social and life skills. The program also delivers weekly cooking classes, education workshops (covering mental and sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, legal rights etc.), basic first aid training, exposure to alternative education/training opportunities, grooming and deportment workshops and case management in order to assist the young person in moving forward to where they want to be.
If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Graham or Nikki on 9274 3488 or alternatively email: firstname.lastname@example.org
POLYTECHNIC WEST OUTREACH PROGRAM
Polytechnic West runs an opportunity for young people who have disengaged in mainstream schooling to complete their Certificate in General Education for Adults II at Swan City Youth Service. This program is targeted at 16 - 25 year olds and enrolments are at the beginning of the semester with payment options available.
The program runs Tuesday - Thursday three days a week from 10am - 3pm. To find out whether this may be for you or not call Ray or Megan on 9274 3488.
If your an aspiring artist or want to have a jam this is for you! Come be creative, record your own songs and make your own beats. Swan City Youth Service releases a cd each year of the works and songs produced by the young people throughout the year, something we will continue to do.
The program operates every Tuesday from 10am - 7pm with a free sausage sizzle provided in the afternoon. This encourages social interaction and further assists youth workers in engaging with the young people to address any issues they may be having. Providing a creative outlet for young people is vital in their growth and we are constantly looking for performance opportunities for those interested including community events.
For more information contact Ray on 9274 3488 or email email@example.com
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
Funded by the Department of Health and Aging this program provides outreach and in service support to those struggling with addiction or wanting to minimise the harm associated with their use. These young people are able to access counselling, case management, court support and youth workers who will assist them every step of their journey if needed.
Partnerships with agencies such as Mission Australia's - Drug and Alcohol Youth Service provide a seamless referral process and fast track into their detox-unit if required attending the service weekly. WA Substance Users Association - attend the service fortnightly providing extra support to participants and staff around current drug trends, education on harm reduction and usage. Partnerships with Holyoake Midland also allow those with court ordered counselling to access this support at the youth service providing a bridge from youth to adult Alcohol and Drug Services as well. Headspace Midland provides support to the program via outreach and on the spot referral if required, these partnerships allow us to refer young people through a doctor for a Mental Health Care Plan if needed and then the ability to access Bulk Billing Psychologists with support.
We understand addiction and substance use is a journey, we are not here to judge or remind you of where you've come from, but rather where you are going and where you want to be.
Every Thursday from 4pm- 6pm we run a cooking program aimed at encouraging and showing young people how easy it is to prepare and cook nutritional and healthy meals. As a group we prepare and cook all different types of meals as all the food to cook is suggested by the young people. The cooking group serves up meals to everyone in the service, sitting down around the table together and eating like a family. This time is used to build relationships and provide a forum for group conversations. For more info call Megan on 9274 3488
Wednesdays from 4pm - 6pm we run urban art workshops where young people can come learn new techniques and skills with aerosols broadening their artistic abilities and potential to receive commissioned walls or participate in community murals. The program is about providing a creative outlet for young people to explore their artistic abilities in a safe supportive environment. If your keen to learn and showcase some of your art work then this is for you. For more info call Ray or Chrystie on 9274 3488
Free bulkbilling general practice where there is no appointment necessary. You can come see the doctor for information, blood and STI tests, lumps and bumps, pap smear's, vaccinations and anything else you would go to the doctor for.
Youth Workers are available to go and support you with the appointment too if you need. Call 9274 3488 before 1pm on a Wednesday to get your name on the list. The clinic runs every Wednesday 1:45pm
Our drop in area is for all young people from ages 12 years- 25 years to enjoy. The area is fully equipped with 2 pool tables, tennis tables, computers, Xbox 360, PlayStation and big projector for those movie nights. A great place for young people to hangout with friends and easy place to engage with youth workers if they want to discus any issue's.
Check out the video below to see what our drop in area has.
YOUNG MEN'S BUSINESS
This group is for all young men discussing issues of culture, health and hygiene, anger management, relationships, prison life and more. The group meets for yarning and story telling and dependant on funds will go on outings to better connect the young men with themselves, their culture and their community.
A program for young women where we discuss a range of issues relevant to us girls. Sometimes we go out, sometimes we pamper ourselves or learn new skills such as crafts, other times we hang out and eat chocolate while talking. Groups run dependant on the need and funding.
A three day program run in groups of four where young people learn about themselves, communication barriers, safe boundaries and connection through horses. Each young person is assigned a horse for the three days to work with, usually the horse chooses the young person, it is then an intense program for the next three days until the young people walk away as "Horse Whisperers". The third day consists of a game of liberty with the horse where it simply chooses to trust and follow the young person's communication cues to lead them without any assistance through an obstacle course. This is an extremely powerful program for the participants and operates dependant on funding. For more info contact Chrystie 92743488 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org