Community Support Services for students and families

Dickson College: 6142 0140
Student Wellbeing Centre: 6142 0139

Defence Families

Support programs are available to students eg. Education Assistance Scheme (tutoring).
Contact Suzanne McBride 6265 8746
suzanne.mcbride@defence.gov.au

Homework Help

  • DC Tutorials available - Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm.
  • Majura Youth & Family Hub (at Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosevear Place, Dickson - behind the pool) has volunteer students from the ANU to help young people with homework.

The following information appears on the Dickson College Youth Card, issued through MAPS classes.

Crisis Help 24/7  

Police / Fire / Ambulance 000
Poisons 131 126
Canberra Hospital 6244 2222

Lifeline
13 11 14

Canberra Youth Refuge (Downer)
6247 0330 (16-19 yrs)

CEAS (Canberra Emergency Accommodation Service Crisis Line)
Counselling & information about homelessness
6257 2333

Domestic Violence Crisis Service
6280 0900

Mental Health Crisis Assessment & Treatment Team (CATT)
Crisis assessment & treatment service
1800 629 354

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
Counselling and support
6247 2525

Health / Wellbeing

Beyond Blue
Information about depression and anxiety
beyondblue.org.au

Bungee
Mental health resilience program for young people
6264 0242

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Assessment & treatment of mental health problems: 5-17 year olds
6205 1971

Canberra Sexual Health Centre
Sexual counselling : diagnosis / treatment of STIs
6244 2184

Centacare Youth & Wellbeing
Mental health support: 12-25 year olds
6163 7600

Coming Out
Information, resources on coming out
www.comingout.com.au

Headspace : Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation
See a counsellor, psychologist, youth worker
6201 5343
headspace.org.au

Heads up
Help for young men with depression
headsup.org.au

Junction Youth Health Service
Free health service & counselling: 12-25 year olds
6232 2423

The National Pregnancy Support Helpline
Professional, unbiased support for unplanned pregnancy
1800 422 213

Reachout
A web-based service with information about mental health & wellbeing to help young people get through tough times
reachout.com.au

SHFPACT (Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT)
Sexual & reproductive health services, including unplanned pregnancy counselling. Doctors & nurses available.
6247 3077

To get a Medicare Card: If you are 15 years or over, take Student I.D. to Medicare office 132 011

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
Drop-in holistic care: Indigenous & non-Indigenous
6284 6222

Women ACT
Online information service for women and girls
www.dhcs.act.gov.au/women

YWCA Scope Youth Service
Support & advocacy
6257 1640

Counselling & Support

CYCLOPS ACT
Young carers & families
6232 2432

Family Counselling Service
12–25 year olds
6248 6118

Migrant Resource Centre
Education, welfare, job skills
6248 8577

Lifeline
13 1114

 Kids Help Line
5-25 year olds
1800 551 800
www.kidshelp.com.au

Menslink
Mentoring & support for young men
6239 4699
Menslink.org.au

Navigate
Outreach counselling for young people: 12-18 year olds & their families
6258 5933

Majura Youth & Family Hub (Northside Community Service)
Youth support, case management, help with job applications
6257 2255

Alcohol & Drug Counselling

Alcohol & Drug Program ACT Health
Information & links
6207 9977 (24hr)

Directions ACT
Counselling, advocacy, information & referral
6122 8000
www.directionsact.com

Oasis Bridge Program (Salvation Army)
Education, support & outreach help for alcohol, drug & gambling problems
6248 7191

Legal & Financial Advocacy

Centrelink
Financial help for permanent residents studying approved courses
Lonsdale St, Braddon
13 24 90

Enrol to vote once you turn 17
ACT: www.elections.act.gov.au
NSW: www.elections.nsw.gov.au

Youth Allowance & Austudy
Services & allowances for young people
13 10 21

Legal Aid Office ACT
Legal advice & information
1300 654 314

Youth Law Centre
Free legal & referral service, drop in
6262 7077 (1-5pm weekdays)

Youth Services

Get a Tax File Number
Visit www.ato.gov.au or go to
Dickson College Student Wellbeing Centre

The Big Red Book
(Youth Coalition of the ACT)
Online directory of ACT youth services
www.youthcoalition.net (click The Big Red Book)

The Source : Australian Youth Forum
www.thesource.gov.au