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From workshops and seminars to resources and youth-friendly spaces, Council has and number of resources available to support young people and their families.

Speakers Nights 

Come to a speakers’ night and hear local and international speakers provide up to date information and ideas related to parenting & young people. Previous topics have included HSC, alcohol and other drugs, and technology.

Watch the recording of a Webinar with Justin Coulson presenting A Guide to Bullying - Building Positive Connections for parents on the beaches.

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 Team or call them on 9942 2401. We can provide referrals to organisations and services who provide support to young people and their families.  

Avalon Youth Hub

Avalon Youth Hub is a collaboration of youth services coming together to provide support to young people in the Pittwater area focusing on their overall wellbeing.

A number of existing youth services are available locally providing counselling, case management, mentoring, drug and alcohol education and support and family counselling.

The hub provides workshops, activities and events as part of the Community Engagement Program, and is a safe space for young people to find free and confidential help and support.

Find out more

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 northernbeaches@pcycnsw.org.au

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

YOYO’s

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.

 

Helpful websites & links

Some informative websites to help parents, carers and young people are listed below:

Generation Next

Parent Line NSW

Headspace Brookvale

Resourcing Parents

Register My Party

Kids Help Line

Beyond Blue

SANE

Reach Out

Mission Australia

Catholic Care Drug and Alcohol Youth Support Services (DAYSS)

Streetwork – Youth Mentoring

Youth Reach – Brookvale Youth Centre

The BEN – Links to Learning

If you need to speak to somebody immediately, call:
Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800
Lifeline  13 11 14