From workshops and seminars to resources and youth-friendly spaces, Council has a number of resources available to support young people and their families.
Parent Speaker Nights
Hear from local and international speakers who provide up to date information and ideas related to parenting & young people. Previous topics have included HSC, alcohol and other drugs, and technology. The Youth Development Team often collaborate with local high schools to deliver seminars to the wider community. If you'd like to keep up to date with future parent seminars, subscribe to our newsletter.
Being a parent/carer of an LGBTQIA+ young person can be enriching but at times seem confusing. View the recording of the Sexual and Gender Diversity webinar to hear about ways you can support a young persons journey.
Check out the recording of our latest webinar with Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg and Maria Comino on Transitioning to High School:
Check out the recording of our webinar with Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg, Headspace and UAC on Supporting Senior Students:
Check out the recording of our webinar with Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg, Game Aware and ySafe on Technology, Gaming & Online Safety:
Avalon Youth Hub
Avalon Youth Hub is a collaboration of youth services providing support to young people in the Pittwater area focusing on wellbeing. The hub includes services that provide counselling, case management, mentoring, drug and alcohol education and support and family counselling.
The hub also runs workshops and events, and is a safe space for young people to find free and confidential help and support. Find out more
The Parent Workshop
If you’re looking for ways to help you learn more about your teen and how to stay connected with them then The Parent Workshop program offered by Council’s Adolescent and Family Counselling team is for you. The program encourages you to gain greater self-awareness, self-confidence and resilience in managing your own emotions while helping your teen to do the same.
The Parent Workshop comprises six sessions and is run through the Manly Adolescent and Family Counselling Service.
Referrals & Information Sessions
If you’re a parent of young person and need information or support email the Youth Development Team. We can provide referrals to organisations and services who provide support to young people and their families.
PCYC Northern Beaches
PCYC Northern Beaches is a purpose built facility, built by Northern Beaches Council and run by the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC NSW), offering a vibrant and welcoming space for young people and the wider community.
The PCYC have a long history of working with youth, developing positive life skills, and fitness. Along with a number of recreation and sporting activities run out of the centre, the PCYC also offers a youth Drop In space, and a police mentoring program for disengaged young people. For more information contact the club directly on 9196 9100 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
With 120 additional commuter parking spaces the Northern Beaches PCYC offers a larger integrated carpark benefitting the whole community with its proximity to busy transport routes.
Find out more about getting involved in the PCYC Northern Beaches
Have your next event at YOYO’s. To enquire about your event submit a venue booking enquiry. Fees and charges apply. If you book the venue, it’s up to you to supply plates, cups, cutlery and cleaning products. The stage and PA/lighting system is not for public use.
Northern Sydney Child and Youth Mental Health Services Directory
Helpful websites & links
Some informative websites to help parents, carers and young people are listed below:
Staying Safe Online during COVID-19
eSafety – Parents, Carers, Students, Seniors and Educator packages
Bravehearts keeping kids safe online
Crimestoppers- eSafety and your child
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Department of Education – supervising children online advice
Other informative websites
Catholic Care Drug and Alcohol Youth Support Services (DAYSS)
If you need to speak to somebody immediately, call:
- Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800
- Lifeline 13 11 14