Youth Focus




Who are we?

Youth Focus is an independent Western Australian not-for-profit working to stop youth suicide. Youth Focus works with young people aged 12-25 to help them overcome issues associated with depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts through the provision of free, unlimited and professional face-to-face individual counselling and other mental health services.

The demand for our services is ever-increasing and with only a small percentage of our operating funding sourced from the Government, we rely heavily on the goodwill and support of the corporate and community sectors.

What do we do?

Each year, about 2,500 young people aged 12-25 will visit one of our eight offices or 40 school locations statewide to get help. The average length of counselling engagement is about six months. We estimate that in 2015, about 15,000 people took part in our preventative and educational programs.

Why is Youth Focus different?

Our services are totally free
Our services are delivered by highly qualified and experienced mental health practitioners who are all certified to national standards
Our services are unlimited – you can come as often as you need to, for as long as you need support
No diagnosis is required: you can simply call us and make an appointment without having visited your GP

What does our perfect world look like?

One where young people are confident, empowered, feel a great sense of connection and belonging in their communities.
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