Provides community case management for young people across the Perth Metro area. Also works collaboratively with the WA Police, Department of Communities Crisis Care Unit and the Nyoongar Outreach Services to operate the Youth at Risk Strategy (YARS). YARS operates on Friday and Saturday nights to support young people under the age of 18yrs in the CBD and Northbridge area by providing a safe youth friendly place for them to wait while arranging their return to appropriate accommodation. All young people engaged through YARS are also offered the opportunity to engage in YouthBeat case management and support.
The service provides safety, information and guidance for young people experiencing risk factors impacting their lives and connects them with local community services, family and peers.
Community Case Management and support including general counselling, is provided for up to 12months.
Our Youthbeat workers support young people to:
- Stay safe in public places
- Referral and support to address positive health and wellbeing
- Support to accessing education, employment and accommodation
- Connect into safe activities within the community
- Plan for the future
YouthBeat is funded by the Department of Communities and works collaboratively with other youth and health services to support young people in need.
Who we assist
Young people up to 18 years experiencing risk factors impacting their lives within the Perth metropolitan area. YouthBeat operates Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, except public holidays and Christmas Shut down. YARS operates on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm-5am. YARS also operates on New Years Eve and Australia day.
Young people under 18 years who live in the Perth metropolitan area. Young people and their families experiencing risk factors impacting their lives.
Self referral by young people and or family members. Directly and speaking to the friendly staff. By emailing the completed YouthBeat referral form to YouthBeatwa@missionaustralia.com.au.