Information for young people within the Northern Midlands.
Council works closely with all schools in the Northern Midlands area and values the future impact that our younger generations will have on our communities.
Council's Youth Officer works on a part time basis and can be contacted on 03 6397 7303.
For email enquiries please contact email@example.com
To view the Northern Midlands Council Youth Policy & Strategy, click on this link
Council produces a Monthly Community Newsletter that is free to subscribe to. Young people, families and activities providers are welcome to subscribe to the monthly newsletter and read about activities, events and resources available to Young People in the Northern Midlands region.
To subscribe and stay updated complete the registration form here: http://eepurl.com/hYYEVf
If you have something you would like to submit for the newsletter please email the Youth Officer: Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org
While there is no dedicated Youth Service located within the Northern Midlands there are services available to Northern Midlands youth within the Launceston region.
Provides online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.
The State Government is committed to improving the outcomes for all young people at risk in Tasmania, including those in greatest need that have come into contact with the statutory system (Child Safety or Youth Justice).
‘Youth at risk’ is a complex problem that requires collaborative intervention across government and non-government service sectors in order to identify risk and intervene earlier in the lives of vulnerable young people.
The Youth at Risk Strategy aligns and builds upon a number of reforms occurring across government including Strong Families, Safe Kids (Redesign of Child Safety Services), Safe Homes, Safe Families (the Family Violence Action Plan), Joined Up Human Services, Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Strategy and the Youth Suicide Prevention Plan.
To view the Tasmanian Governments Youth Matter and the Youth at Risk Strategy click here.
Each year Council allocates funding through its Further Education Bursary Program. Council awards 5x $2,000 grants to assist students with ongoing expenses related to their education.
To be eligible for our Further Education Bursary Program, applicants must:
Applicants are assessed on
Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 21 September 2022
The first point of contact for child well-being and safety.
Phone: 1800 000 123
Do you attend Campbell Town or Cressy District High School? PCYC visit your school weekly to run fun, games & competitions in the lunch break. Join in on this FREE program, make new friends, develop your fitness and have some fun. See the poster for more details.
Please find below a list of helpful websites with online resources and information that has been collated by Council's Youth Officer to assist during the COVID - 19 pandemic.
www.esafety.gov.au (protecting children online)
www.esafety.gov.au (domestic and family violence)
"Community programming that focuses on the strengths and successes already in the lives of
adolescent girls can be a powerful way of supporting and empowering them further."
- Girls Group Mentoring Toolkit 2015
Is your child 10-16 years old? Free2b girls may be just for them!
Each week offering fun, creative, crafty & engaging activities in a positive and welcoming space.
Girls Program is an early intervention approach to the personal development and social inclusion of girls aged 10-15 in regional communities around Australia. The program helps build self-belief and identity in teenage girls through focusing on their creative capabilities, positive attributes and contributions to their local community.
Free2b Girls groups provide participants with positive experiences of themselves, other women and their communities. Up to 15 girls are offered responsibility for a space where they can develop their own agendas and activities within established boundaries of safety, tolerance and respect. Groups run weekly for approx. 2 hrs and are assisted by local volunteers trained in the Free2b approach to helping foster the girls’ interests, passions and individual personalities.
Join us weekly for this free program. We currently have groups running in Longford (Tuesdays) and Campbell Town (Wednesdays) from 3-4:30pm.
To get involved:
Complete this permission form and return to the youth officer: email@example.com
The Northern Midlands groups are funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund.
Want to find out more? Visit the Free2B website.
The Skate Park League competitions are community based grass-roots events focused on embracing skate park culture and bringing the community together.
Junior Action Group (JAG) Evandale is a group of enthusiastic Grade 5/6 students from EPS and members of the community who are working together to raise funds for charities.
The 2021 event will take place between 1:45PM - 2:45PM on Tuesday 26 October 2021 at the Evandale Primary School, in Barclay Street.
The event raises money to purchase wheel chairs for kids in third world countries. Every $200 raised provides a disabled child a suitably adjusted wheelchair.
To make a donation, please contact Annie Harvey directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship forms are available here.
Youth Service Directory/Resources: list of services that may be of support to you.
Anglicare: wide range of services to support young and their family through the different stages of life. Programs are free and confidential. Includes;
-Kids in Focus: support for children impacted by parents use of alcohol and drugs, Supported Youth Program, Pathway Home
Anglicare Tasmania - Support Services for children and families (anglicare-tas.org.au)
Butterfly Foundation: represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image- a person with illness, their family and friends
Support for Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues | Butterfly Foundation
Butterfly Foundation: Reset: conversation about boys’ body image- now available free of charge. Australia’s first digital education program, produced by the Butterfly Foundation, designed to start a deeper conversation with boys about negative body image and eating disorders.
RESET - Butterfly Foundation
Canteen: national support organisation for young people aged 12-25 living with cancer. Including cancer patients, their siblings and young people with parents or primary carers with cancer.
Support For Young People With Cancer | Canteen Australia
City Mission- Launceston: Youth Services team offers a range of programs and services for young people. The Mish is the hub for youth and young adult services, offering programs for young people who may be withdrawn from peers, family and friends or disengaged from education or employment. Offering programs including: Youth Mentoring, Young People Living Well, Mish Makers, Inside Out 4 Kids and more.
Youth Services - City Mission
Cornerstone Youth Services: delivers a range of services to young people aged 12 – 25, their families and friends, in North and North-West Tasmania. We focus on health promotion, education, early intervention and prevention, advocacy, case management and developing help-seeking behaviours.
186 Brisbane Street, Launceston Ph: 6335 3100
Ph: 6335 3000
Drug Education Network (DEN): can provide you with information around alcohol and other drugs, how to look after yourself and can point you in the direction of further help needed.
Headspace: National Youth Mental health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to those 12-25 years old. Located: 186 Brisbane Street, Launceston
headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Healthy Kids Toolkit/Healthy Young People:
The Healthy Kids Toolkit features simple and practical information about food, nutrition, and physical activity, all in one please. Age groups covered include pregnancy, babies, early childhood, school-age children, and young people. Healthy Young People (HYP) is a free resource promoting positive body image, adequate sleep, healthy eating, water consumption, physical activity and reduced sedentary time. www.doh.health.tas.gov.au/healthykids
Kids Helpline: Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people between the ages of 5 and 26.
Ph: 1800 55 180
Kids Helpline | Phone Counselling Service | 1800 55 1800
QLife: provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
Reach Out: switchboard has free counselling, the Tasmania switchboard also provide referrals for LGBTIA+ communities.
3pm–midnight, 7 days a week
Phone: 1800 184 527
LGBTQIA+ support services | Gender | ReachOut Australia
Relationships Tasmania- Reconnect Program: (Outreach service to Northern Midlands)
Offers free support to young people 12-18 years and their families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, to stabilise their living situation, strengthen positive relationship and support their engagement with education, and connection with family and community. Services are provided onsite in Launceston, and via outreach in the Northern Midlands.
For more information or to access a referral form- contact email@example.com or 1300 364 277.
Reconnect - Relationship Australia Tasmania (relationships.org.au)
Royal Flying Doctor Service- Youth Mental Health Service (Northern Midlands): Program supports young people aged 8-16 years in remote and rural areas, who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues. A mobile team of youth health professionals provide mental health outreach services to address the needs of young people within a person’s own community. Referral to the program can be from your doctor, practice nurse, allied health professionals, community members or even yourself.
Phone: 0455 160 412, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
help RFDS Tasmania | Royal Flying Doctor Service
Rural Alive & Well (RAW) Northern Midlands: Free and confidential 24/7 support service with a focus on suicide prevention and mental health and well-being; information, strategies, and support in difficult times.
Rural Youth (Northern Midlands): organisation for person between the ages of 15-30 years, which aims to provide opportunities for the personal development of members through social, education, cultural and agricultural activities.
Strong Families Safe Kids: First point of contact for child well-being and safety
1800 000 123
Strong Families Safe Kids | Advice and Referral Line Tasmania
Working It Out: provided through Reach Out Tasmania. Program and service provides free confidential counselling service as well as small group support such as in schools for youth that may be questioning their sexuality identity. WIO also have education programs and workplace training for organisations.
WIO North- Phone: (03) 6334 4013
Working It Out Inc.
Young Carers Network: nationally coordinated resource to raise young carer awareness, provide information and direct young carers to appropriate pathways for support.
Home | Young Carers Network