Youth Wellbeing

Psychological Therapy for Young People Living in the Western Metropolitan Region of Adelaide

Are you aged 14-25 and going through a tough time?

Would you benefit from some support?

Youth Wellbeing can help.

We can provide you with advice, support and assistance if you:

• Feel down, stressed or can’t stop worrying;

• Haven’t felt like yourself for a long time;

• Can’t deal with school or are finding it hard to concentrate;

• Feel sick or are worried about your health;

• Want to cut down on drinking or drug use;

• Want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships;

• Are having difficulties with friendships;

• Have sexual health issues;

• Are being bullied, hurt or harrassed;

• Are worried about work or study;

• Are having money trouble.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for Youth Wellbeing you must:

• Be aged 14 years to 25;

• Live within the Western metropolitan region of Adelaide;

• Have a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan;

• Have a mental health concern and would benefit from short-term focused psychological intervention.

Who are the Youth Wellbeing staff?

Counselling sessions are delivered by mental health clinicians who are experienced and qualified psychologists and social workers. They are specialised in providing clinical therapy for a variety of mental health conditions.

Our team ensures that clients receive the most appropriate focussed psychological strategies to meet their needs.

How to access the program

You can access the program via your GP who will need to complete a Mental Health Treatment Plan. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is a plan made by you and your GP to treat a mental health condition.

The steps to getting a Mental Health Treatment Plan include:

1. Make an appointment to see your GP. When making a time to see your GP explain to the receptionist that you need to make a longer appointment because you want to discuss getting a Mental Health Treatment Plan.

2. When you see your GP, they will assess whether a Mental Health Treatment Plan is suitable for your needs and discuss potential referral treatment options, and what actions you need to take.

3. Once you have your Mental Health Treatment Plan it will be sent by your GP to our service, Sonder.

4. Our mental health staff will contact you to discuss your referral, assess your level of need and plan the appropriate treatment option.

Your rights and responsibilities

Information about your rights and responsibilities are provided at the first appointment. This will include details about how we manage personal information.

Download Mental Health Treatment Plan

Download Program Brochure