Services for Children and Young Adults in Canberra ACT

Help for Children and Young Adults

  • ACT Human Rights Office can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas.
  • Anti-Discrimination Commission can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas.
  • Australian Children’s Contact Services Association Inc “ACCSA is a non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and limitations of supervised parent / child contact (‘access’, ‘visitation’) services, provides a network for members and promotes quality in service provision.”
  • Camp Quality  – A non-profit organisation that is committed to bringing hope and happiness to children living with cancer, their families and communities through ongoing quality recreational, educational and financial support programs.
  • Canberra Rape Crisis Centre – Sexual assault counselling for women and children.
  • CanTeen the Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer
  • Centrelink
  • Child Wise- a non profit organisation working to prevent, protect and reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in Australia and overseas.
  • Children’s Cancer Web – An independent non-profit site providing a directory of childhood cancer resources.
  • Childhood Cancer Support
  • Galilee has served the Canberra community through caring for disadvantaged babies, children and young people for over twenty years. Galilee is a community based not-for-profit organisation that addresses the immediate needs of children and young people while also concentrating on prevention strategies.
  • Gungahlin Youth Centre  – Activities and services for youth aged between 11-25 years, including advocacy and support.
  • Kids Help Line  is Australia’s only free, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between five and 18.
  • Lawstuff – Legal info for young people in Australia. Lawstuff is a legal help service for young people under 18. LawMail allows young people from anywhere in Australia to email their legal questions to the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre.
  • Lifeline’s Just look  – Database of where to go for help
  • Menslink: Free mentoring and counselling programs for young men aged 12-15 in the Canberra region.
  • National Child Protection Clearinghouse – An information, advisory and research unit focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect and associated family violence.
  • Office for Children, Youth and Family Support  – Care and protection services for children and young people.
  • Office of the Community Advocate  – The OCA has a range of statutory functions and powers with respect to children and young people, and adults with a mental illness or impaired decision making ability, who require protection from abuse, exploitation or neglect.
  • Reality Check  – offers information about mental illness and where young people can go for help in the ACT.
  • White Wreath Association Inc. TM Action Against Suicide
  • Youth Coalition of the ACT  – Promoting the Well Being and Aspirations of Young People.
  • Youth Refuge and Accommodation for Young People – List of Crisis Accommodation.
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