What we do:
We support young people aged 12-25 who live, play, study and work in City of Melbourne in a diverse range of areas. Read on to find out what kind of things we can help with and how it all goes down!
Soo…. how can you help me?
Youth & Family Practitioners can support you in lots of different ways! For example supporting with:
- Job applications
- CV/ Resume creation or editing
- Assistance with High School, Uni and Tafe enrolments
- Linking in with community groups, sports clubs, fun youth events etc
- Guidance on career pathways
- Applications for available Peer Leader Programs
- Centerlink application assistance
- Alcohol & Drug related support
- Family support
- Wellbeing and mental health support
There are heaps of different areas people need support in, so if you don’t see what you need on the list above still get in touch and we can figure out how we can work together to reach your goals, or find out what other options are available!
What can I expect?
After calling or emailing intake (see ‘CONTACT’ above) a Youth & Family Practitioner will call or text you and organise a catch up. The first catch up is a chance for us to chat about some goals and areas in your life you would like support in (some people like to brainstorm these goals and areas of support together, others prefer to come prepared with some ideas or a list – either way is fine). We will go through a consent and confidentiality form together (this takes around 5 minutes). You are welcome and encouraged to ask questions along the way – it is important to us that you understand what we talk about. We will chat for around 30 – 50 minutes. At the end we might set up another time to check in/ catch up.
Individual support will pretty much work the same way as before, however for everyone’s safety we will do phone/ video chats instead of in person catch ups.
A few examples of support young people have been asking for during the pandemic are;
- Financial assistance
- Rent relief
- Assistance with bills
- Food packages
- Linking in with community etc
- Mental health support
If there are other things you need support around that are related to Covid-19 or otherwise you can get in touch and we can have a chat about what options are available and how we can best support you. We acknowledge this is a stressful and unique time right now. You can check out these resources for more information on support available during Covid-19 and stay connected with the drum here – @thedrummelb