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Are you a professional looking to refer a young person for wellness support? 

Our wellness services are targeted at young people facing moderate to severe challenges with their mental health who are less likely to access mental health services or support. We encourage you to give us a quick call or email first to see if a referral would be a good idea. Once we have the referral form, we’ll make contact within five business days to talk more and make a time to chat with the young person. If there are significant concerns about risk or safety for the young person, please contact crisis services or the local hospital.

If you have already done some early assessment work, we can also use this to help with working out if our services will be a good match for the young person.

It will likely take a few sessions to assess where the young person is at with their wellness and whether Amber Youth Wellness is the best fit for their needs.

We work from a shared care approach, so we are keen to work with existing support services and family/friends, based on what the young person wants. If the service is a good match for the young person, we can arrange a meetup/skype to discuss a shared care plan.

Referrals for Amber Youth Wellness are now open. Our priority will be young people 12-25 who are not engaged with any services and/or face barriers in accessing appropriate mental health supports. If we do not have capacity to take on a young person, we are more than open to working in collaboration to find other options.

The co-design process: How we got here

    Download 2020 Youth Mental Health Outreach Project Report