The current situation with COVID-19 can be stressful and overwhelming, especially for young people. Social Futures is continuing to provide our services to support young people through this time, over the phone, online or in exceptional circumstances we are offering face-to-face consultations.
headspace Lismore and headspace Tweed Heads are offering a combination of in-person, online and phone services. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, both centres have put in place rigorous hygiene and physical distancing measures. We strongly encourage young people who are feeling unwell or experiencing runny nose, sore throat, cough or fever to please phone before coming in.
headspace will continue to support young people living in Casino, Kyogle and Murwillumbah areas, however we will be delivering services to young people living in these areas via phone and online rather than in-person.
headspace has developed resources to help young people manage any changes to daily life as a result of containment measures. Visit https://headspace.org.au/young-people/how-to-cope-with-stress-related-to-covid-19/
The Clubhouse is a free program for young people aged 12-18. It offers members access to technology and mentors who nurture their creativity and assist them to gain skills and confidence in STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths).
While the building is currently closed, we are planning a range of online sessions and group work activities for current and new members. Our program of activities will be released early April, so this is a great time for new members to join the Clubhouse community and connect virtually.
Getting it Together (GIT) is a program which focuses on young people aged 12-25 who may be experiencing alcohol and/or other drug misuse or abuse.
The GIT program will continue to support young people using phone support and other online services. For existing clients, we can drop off phones if they do not have a phone by contacting their local GIT worker for more information.
Reconnect assists young people 12-18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to the breakdown of family relationships.
We will continue to take referrals and both new and existing participants can connect with our service using video, phone and online communication.
Youth on Track is designed to help teens (10-17 years) who are at risk of long-term involvement in the criminal justice system. Referrals to the program can be made by the police and teachers.
Youth on Track will continue to support young people using phone support and other online services. Where necessary young people may see a case worker in person, however they will need to keep a distance of 2 metres and the length of contact will be limited to ensure the safety of both the young person and our staff.
Please note, many more people than usual are accessing our services at this time. If we can’t take your call straight away, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Visit https://socialfutures.org.au/ for all program details and to get in touch.